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2008 July 26 — Why Now?
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More Bush League Thinking

This will really be a great talking point for the election: GOP Blocks Heating Aid Increase For Poor

(CBS/ AP) Republicans on Saturday blocked the Senate from considering a bill next week that would nearly double federal aid to help the poor pay heating and air-conditioning bills.

Although a dozen Senate Republicans support the measure, most voted with GOP leaders who would rather spend the time trumpeting their call to expand offshore oil drilling before Congress takes six weeks off for vacation and the presidential nominating conventions.

Let’s see, the possibility of more oil a decade in the future is going to offset the reality of old people dying from the heat and cold this year.

The campaign commercials just about write themselves.  The fat cat multinational oil companies raking in record profits who don’t bother drilling for oil in the leases they already own, verses the elderly freezing to death from the high utility bills.

Of course the utility companies are going to be more than a little annoyed, as they are really the prime beneficiaries of these programs.

July 26, 2008   2 Comments

It Wasn’t A Yard Tool

We don’t shoot lawn mowers in Florida, that’s reserved for Louisiana governors and people from the upper Midwest.

However we do occasionally have to use firearms in our yards.

I have to say that anyone who lived in Levy County, Florida should know better than to go outside when a fox shows up during the middle of the day. I assume they felt that it couldn’t be a fox, because no fox in its right mind hangs around where there are people.

Fortunately when the fox attacked the woman, her husband had a .22 caliber rifle handy to put 6 rounds in the fox and kill it. Unfortunately, he fired 7 times, but a .22 is easy to dig out, and the pain from getting shot in the leg is nothing compared to the pain of the rabies shots, because foxes with rabies aren’t in their right minds, and will attack people.

July 26, 2008   8 Comments