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Tell me it ain’t so!!!!!

Posted Friday, December 30, 2011, at 3:01 PM

What in Gods name am I missing? Supply and demand, right? That's why gasoline is so high? More demand than supply. Then why in Gods name are we exporting it????


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Because no old flaggers (like you and ME- seriously roy) HAVE NOT taken a stand in the middle, left or right side of the road to STOP it.

BTW - my first flagging job was on SH-55 between Karcher and Sunny Slope. I threw a 2 foot orange cone in front of some lady's caddy as she sped by me at about 45. She stopped!!!!!

I got my tailfeathers chewed pretty good before the boss told me the Gov's office had called his boss about 30 minutes after I unloaded the cone.

Seems the lady was headed for tea at some politician's place.


-- Posted by wh67 on Fri, Dec 30, 2011, at 4:21 PM

Well I'll be darned!!! Hey, you lookin for work???

Seriously though, I've worked that stretch of road, and they are truly nuts!

-- Posted by royincaldwell on Fri, Dec 30, 2011, at 4:33 PM

Bet you it was up on Chicken Dinner Road. I heard Phil Batt used to go up there often.

-- Posted by royincaldwell on Fri, Dec 30, 2011, at 4:34 PM

How about the oil companies who seem to take pleasure in RAPING us. Oh, I forgot, BIG BUSINESS=GOOD GOVERNMENT INTERVENTION=BAD. Come on Mike. It's you wallet their getting into also.

-- Posted by royincaldwell on Fri, Dec 30, 2011, at 4:44 PM


How about the oil companies who seem to take pleasure in RAPING us. Oh, I forgot, BIG BUSINESS=GOOD


Come on Mike. It's you wallet their getting into also.

-- Posted by royincaldwell on Fri, Dec 30, 2011, at 4:45 PM

American oil for Americans!

American refined gas for Americans!

American refined diesel for Americans!

American refined jet fuel for Americans!

How much clearer can I make it???

-- Posted by royincaldwell on Fri, Dec 30, 2011, at 5:38 PM

Pat got a Civil Service raise in his retirement check.....

I got a raise in my social security check.....

We start getting it next month. Nice way to start off 2012 !

-- Posted by MsMarylin on Fri, Dec 30, 2011, at 6:57 PM

SORRY I CANT FEEL THAT WAY ZOOK......WITHOUT THE GOVERNMENT THERE WOULD STILL BE A SEGRAGATED SOCIETY,ALTHOUGH IT;S REALLY NOT DESEGRAGATED IT IS BETTER.What i am saying is your statement is based on your frame of reference and how you see YOUR fortunes affected by government.I have heard not one conservative candidate addresse hate crimes in America which happens to be more prevelant than voter fraud.So based on that as a reference what should i feel allied with??????Tired of hearing of solyndra they backed a horse that didnt run well,there not perfect anymore than we are.CHANEY backed HALLIBURTON gave cart bid contracts,sole provider status for billions,How come we dont speak of that???? IT IS SAID IT COST MORE THAN THEY CAN FIND,TALK ABOUT A BAILOUT.OH NO...... A SUBSIDY

IM with Roy our commoditie should be for us first,however we a dealing with what the market will bear....right?????? THE fact that it is helping to hold the econmy down who cares....not there problem......that is the capitalistic way....right????...HOW ABOUT AMERICA FIRST.....WE PUT IT FIRST FOR A MAJOR PART OF OUR ADULT LIFE AND I STILL HAVNT BEEN KISSED.....SMILE

-- Posted by lamont on Fri, Dec 30, 2011, at 7:15 PM

Well Mike, here goes. I'll catch holy you know what, and be called a LIBERAL, SOCIALIST, COMMUNIST, PINKO, and any other name that can be used safely on these blogs. Quite frankly, I just don't care!

What you, I and many others hope and pray for, (537 new face's ) will NEVER happen! Know why? Because real true campaign finance reform will NEVER happen! EVERYBODY that PROFITS from campaigns will block it! INTERFERENCE IN THE FREE MARKET!! Will be the screams from the right. The left will have it's own slogan, that's for sure!

Look at the facts. The cost of winning a primary dwarfs the cost of even a decade ago. General elections? Just look at the size of both parties war chests. Just think of all of the television, radio and newspaper ad revenue and jobs at the advertising agencies that would be impacted by strict regulation of when campaigns can start. How long they can last. Strict limits on donations. Bans on PAC's and SUPER PAC's.

The fact of the matter is that our government, from city council to the presidency is for sale to the highest bidder. You know it and I know it and so does everyone else, even if they won't admit it. The state of our entire economy is for sale to the highest bidder. Trust me, if there is a profit to be made, corruption will reign supreme.

Are you willing to take the flack for trying to reign in the corruption? Being called a leftist for advocating interference in the "FREE MARKET"?

This has long since ceased being a Republic by the people and for the people. It is a government by the rich and for the rich! BOTH SIDES!!!!

Oh shoot, I made an edit in the 3rd paragraph and now campaign finance reform can be called a job killer, because I included jobs in the advertising industry that would be impacted by true reform. Like they don't have enough other crap to sell us!

So the bottom lines is, those that promote real, meaningful campaign finance reform are going to be called job killers, anti-free marketers, leftist, liberals, communist, and any other name that you can think of that could be used to cause division and sidetrack the real conversation.

Will you take that chance????

-- Posted by royincaldwell on Sat, Dec 31, 2011, at 7:27 AM

I AM TALKING ABOUT PEOPLE LIKE THE ONE THAT JUST GOT SENTNCED IN WASHINGTON STATE THAT'S WHAT HATE CRIMES.YOU zook were not raised in a place that actively and openly practiced segragation.That doesnt mean they didnt discriminate.I am not not talking about what happened on the block we were raised on.

What the media does today is sell itself at peoples exspense,that is why you get the storeys you get.

IRAN would be best served not to interfere with international commmerce in international waters,it cannot take on the world.There rhetoric is exactly my opinion.

Not going to go into the saudies again,there are people who didnt want me in this town in 1972 and if they had there way I wouldnt be here now.So the more things change the more they stay the same.......that;s all im saying on it.

HAD A good gig home safe that is all that counts so now on with it........latter

-- Posted by lamont on Sun, Jan 1, 2012, at 3:06 PM

ZOOK.....your 2nd paragraph says a mouthful.NOW remember I said that is why people see a different support for government and you just stated why.Problem being that the statistics show a different picture. ANYHOW STATS CAN BE MANIPULATED ANYWAY YOU WANT.....THIS BRINGS US TO THE WHY QUESTION.Dont interpret this to mean that I am saying that progress has not been made it has.

UNFORTUNATLY MOST OF THAT CHANGE CAME THROUGH GOVERNMENT ACTIONS AND THEREFORE IT'S SOCIETAL INTEGRITY IS SUSPECT,BUT IT IS WHAT IT IS.THE country could help itself when IT recognizes there are more here than the 1% And that the middle classe is the backbone of the nation.THEREFORE THE ENCHANCEMENT OF THAT SAME MIDDLE CLASS IS WHERE SALVATION IS.THEY CANNOT CONTINUE TO TAX THE MIDDLE INTO OBLIVION,AND IT'S MORE THAN TAXES,EVERYTHING RISES BUT WAGES SO OK THEN LETS CUT COST.QUESTION.....TONGUE IN CHEEK.........WHY DOES MEDICINE THAT WE PRODUCE COST MORE HERE THAN THE SAME MEDS COST SAME BRAND SAY IN CANADA?? Now I know someone will say that is capitalism.I SAY THATS A CRIME BEING PERPETUATED ON THE American people.And yes I considered regulations and safety etc.But a function of government is to create a safe enviroment to include our meds I WOULD CERTAINLY NOT TRUST THE DRUG COMPANY'S......FOR EXAMPLE..... TO POLICE THEMSELFES....... ANYHOW FOOD FOR THOUGHT.GET in touch with this the federal government hired more minorities in positions comenserate with there education than the private sector did by percentage than any other entity.Change took place there faster that is why WAPS,Now nothing is perfect but it did effect change.YOU know a lot of people didnt like WAPS after it started working.The results were not what they expected.IE they didnt think we could pass the test,that was not sapposed to happen,the good ole boy promotion sys went down until E-8/9.THE OFFICER CORP CHANGED AFTER WE GOT CLUSTERED AT COL. ....SO YOUR RIGHT DEPENDS ON WHAT YOU PERCIEVE THE GOVERNMENT DOES FOR YOU.


-- Posted by lamont on Sun, Jan 1, 2012, at 10:30 PM

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