Tuesday, May 01, 2018

The day that changed my life

I'm trying to think how old I was standing in the gauntlet to shake his hand. I know I was rather small and my father had to push me through the people so I could be out front. It was the summer before the 1960 election. I didn't know how much that day would effect my life.

It was only a hand shake but he was going to be the president in just a few months. My Uncle Tom Saks an engineer from Ford Motor Company, brought us to this event. I think it was one of the only events like this my father and I every went to. I didn't understand politics just yet and my father was one to read about it in the news paper and comment about everything at the dinner table.

This day also effected my father and he loved telling everyone how he had to bend down with his back back to shake my hand. It was a injury from WWII. He was hurt in WWII and got a Purple Heart like my father did. They both belonged to the D.A.V. I think he had a genetic problem with his back also. I seem to stop the guys from walking down the gauntlet of people and they stopped at me. He bent down and shook my little hand and commented as he stood back up, "Here's a future democrat." It was my hand, not a big deal I'm sure he shook many young peoples hands. All the guys with him and the people around us all laughed. Little did he know how that hand shake would effect me, my life. I believed in fairness to all. Everyone deserved to be treated the same as equals.

Three more years he would be dead and how that would effect me. My father almost took off work so we could drive to Washington for the funeral. It was TV's big moment, Sending a signal across the country so everyone on all the networks could watch and be part of the funeral. I remember kneeling as my mother lead us in the "Rosary." There was so many wet eyes all across the country

It was around this time also did I learn about other people. Why didn't they get treated the same? We were kids playing in the creek with a couple paper cups catching frogs to inspect them and toss them back in the water. It was sort of a bridge a couple pipes that the water went through and a road over the top of the pipes. This was a fourth of July event put on by the vets club my father and many others all belonged to. The Veterans of Foreign Wars, The VFW, they put on a lot of events through the year. They had Christmas doings. All sorts of things like that for the families. Then there was those days where they got together for a beer or two. Jerry Ford would stop by and buy a round or two of drinks for everyone. My mother did Betty's hair where she worked. Was really odd how the grownup got all defensive. It was our fathers and there fathers. Us kids, well we were just kids and didn't see anything wrong catching frogs in the creek. We were laughing and having a great time until the fathers came running down. Us kids were looking at each other as our parent took us back to the picnic area we were at.  We waved at each other as we were pulled along. We didn't say much just waves to our new friends who we were having a great time with until the parents showed up. We were just kids we didn't know that white kids and colored kids couldn't play together. Who made up these stupid rules? We were just kids having fun and that's all that mattered to us. We didn't care about anything else. Just kids playing making friends nothing else.

Grand Rapids, what a wonderful little town. Well, it was growing, slowly. My father would take us on the Sunday drive. I like that driving along the river and listening to my father talk about catching fish and frogs. We would see the mounds of the Native Americans. I thought that was exciting. We would stop at a ranger station and it had all the info on the mounds and the things they have found. I'm still wishing I would have found arrow heads. Just not my luck.

My father would talk about the big ship that used to sail up the Grand River. We had American Seating and they went through a lot of wood. The Catholic School I went to look down into the factory where you heard the saw ad sanders going. The smells of fresh cut wood was always so nice and pleasant to smell.

Monday, April 30, 2018

TV ad.....hernia surgery

I called this one number about hernia mesh but they said I had to have surgery in the last year. I asked them about the different problems I was having and they said yes, that's it, from your hernia mesh. I'll be standing and maybe leaning over the counter when all the sudden I get this pain where my surgery was. It could be on the left or right since I had a double hernia surgery. The first year after my surgery I was having all sorts of problems and didn't know where to turn. I didn't know it was related to my hernia surgery. Well, it's been almost twenty years since the surgery and I'm still having these intense cramps. Guess I'll just have to get used to it. Too late now to do anything about it. Now I'm waiting for emergency back surgery to repair a broken titanium rod. While I wait I'm hoping that the other rod holding my body up won't break and really cause a lot of damage. It's nice to know what's causing these random pains.

Thursday, April 19, 2018

All Right it Posted

Yes it posted to the right site.

Testing my Out at Bob's site

So hard to sign into my site because my browser saved my names and passwords. I think this will post to the right spot now that I'm signed on here. I see the picture in the corner has changed. Sure wish that writing program from Microsoft still worked. Then there's the one MIT came up with that really is crazy on how it works. Since every things gone I'll try downloading Windows Live Mail again.

Tuesday, September 06, 2016

Manual Post

I'm down to manually posting to my blog. I don't know why the software program I've been using stopped working. It ended up on another blog site.

Wednesday, September 09, 2015

Trump said it all, “It’s all just talk!”

Trump blowing a lot of hot air said it’s all just talk. He doesn’t have any new ideas it’s all just talk. When he’s asked questions he refers to just watch me. So nothing has changed even with Trump, it’s all just talk. A bunch of ideal threats. Empty words. The rest of the republican playing field is a real joke. Why can’t they come up with any presidential material?

Hearing Chaney just gets me how he’s pushing for another war and thinks what he did to Iraq worked out just fine. What world is he on? Where does he get his news? He must have a bunch of yes men around him telling him everything is just fine. Now he wants to go to war with Iran for some crazy ideas. He said that the deal that was worked out between Iran and many other countries and the UN was bad. If this deal doesn’t go through because of some nut cases then many other countries will be wondering why.

If Jeb Bush gets elected then there will be another war. It’s all about getting the oil in the case of Bush’s. Jeb’s got Dad’s friends which will tell him what he has to do just like Chaney told George W. what to do.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

made up video trying to hurt

David Daleiden was the asshole that made false videos. David is also in trouble with the law for credit card fraud. He got a credit card in someone else’s name. No telling how far that scam goes. He did have to pay for this project and needed to fly to different places around the county and must have used these credit cards to pay his fraudulent way. I wonder what other laws he been breaking through the years. The videos were filmed using a cheap camera like a cell phone for a camera. The editing also wasn’t don’t very good. It looks like he hasn’t been doing this very much. He most likely used a program that did most of the work for him because it doesn’t look like someone that knows how to use a computer. Still the videos have made an impact to the unaware and dim on the uptake. Someone that couldn’t tell a fraud from someone that wanted to sell them a bridge at a good price. It just amazes me that the republican base are the people who haven’t finished high school. They are the beer drinking confederate flag waving bigots talking about something they no nothing about. They are the same ones saying the earth is only 10,000 years old. They never heard of a light year. They think that’s the year that they only drank light beer. They quote from the bible a book they never read because they never learned how to in school. Extremist are always that way only basing their facts on what they heard from someone or saw on TV in a movie. You know people, people get paid to write scripts and they higher actors to play parts. They aren’t real, it’s make believe. Well, the trailer people have to vote for someone. It’s just amazing that the base of the republican party and who tend to shoot themselves in the foot by the way they vote because they can’t understand concepts. They believe every word off the road of the campaign speeches. The only sure thing they do know is that cars go one way on the race track. It’s amazing how mean some people are. Then to these people are narrow minded. There brain can fit between the width of a match stick they are so narrow minded. Why would someone have to be so mean to take away health care from other people? Maybe it’s a reflection of their mother and her street walking profession and they want to get back at society because of that. Sorry David Daleinden that you were born between a trick.

Staples & Associates subcontractors to PG&E CARE Program

Had a van drive up today with a couple guys in it. They asked me if I could spare 20 minutes to do the weatherizing and energy help for my house. They made it clear that if I didn’t let them do this that I’d be dropped from the CARE program and loose the fridge they said they would give me to replace my 20 plus year old model that was really good for many years and didn’t use much power. Why they kept strong arming me to do their work I didn’t understand. After pushing their way into my house they started casing the place pointing out my electronics devices. As they went into the kitchen the tail lop trips over the only thing on the floor my cat food plate of food and the water bowl on a bright red piece of carpet. I point out all the lights are LED’s. They tell me they need to replace light bulbs with compact florescent bulbs so I don’t loose the care program. I don’t know why I’d want a lesser quality item that uses more power. The living room area has a string of small lights around the ceiling that lights up the room with a nice soft light. It’s perfect to dim for watching movies. With it so hot I keep the doors and windows closed during the day. When they came in they left the doors open. I had to close the screen door to keep the bugs out but by that time they had gone into the kitchen. I really hate people coming into my house to see the items I have. I don’t know what type of record these guys have and don’t know what type of people this company hires. They could have drug habits and never get tested at work. They are just subcontractors to PG&E which I’ve had to deal with on other matters. I finally had to have a PG&E supervisor come out to see the problem before I had it resolved. So I know PG&E doesn’t check on the subcontractors employees. They just hire a company and fire them if they don’t work out and don’t have any liability to the subcontractors only the subcontractor can be held liable for any thing.

So the guys walk into the bathroom it takes two guys to look at everything. I’m guessing the little guy the Asian guy was the one that pointed the big lop in the right direction and tells him what to do. Twenty minutes had turned into 30 minutes and nothing was done. When they looked at the bathroom and the shower head they said this is fucked up. It’s a piece of shit. We can’t install anything here except this hose thing with a shower head on the end. Fine I said do the work. Take care of it. I pointed out if they break a pipe they fix it and that would be rather costly. The pipes in the wall are steel and are 70 plus years old. The little guy said all we can do is put the hose on the pipe coming out of the wall. go head, start working. But we can’t. Why not. you said you’d be here 20 minutes and it’s a half hour later and you haven’t done a thing. But we can’t… So I asked let me talk to your supervisor. He tells me that he doesn’t have a signal. So I handed him a phone. He told me he can’t call him. Then ran out of the house with the lop behind him. Why they asked me to see the water heater and never went to check that while we were outside at first I just don’t understand. For workers that came out to do a job they sure came up with a lot of excuses why they couldn’t do the job. I tried to get the supervisors number but they wouldn’t give it to me. As far as that goes I don’t even know the names of the two guys because they never told me or gave me a chance to see an I.D. and write down there names and I.D. numbers and the company name. I had to call PG&E first to get the name of the company. Why they lied to me about trying to call me and said they couldn’t get a hold of me was a real joke. I talked to one person and they asked me if I was going to be home on Tuesday. This is Wednesday. I did find Staples & Associates on the web. The Sacramento area number is; 916-771-4280 the number of the main office for Staples doing the CARE program is in Bakersfield 888-324-0930. They are in a few state so here’s the URL to their site; http://staplesenergy.com/contact-us/

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Listening to the Greek deal.

I can’t believe what the world banks call help these days. I guess you need to blame it on capitalism. Greece gets billions of Euros just to pay the banks they just got the loans from. They don’t see a dime of it, that money goes directly to the banks making them the loans. The people of Greece that depend on social program still have the big cuts as far as I heard. People that depended on money to live still are looking for help. The austerity programs are still in effect.

Capitalism leads to many things. It leads to greed and poor people and super rich. It leads to homeless people because they can’t afford to live. Many people have to drive hours to work because they can’t afford to live where they work. People seem to become mean and treat other countries unjust like Greece is being treated. Germany forgets how it was bailed out after World War II. Germany forgets how the loans it got were forgiven so the country could flourish. If that wasn’t done they still would be paying off the loans from post WWII.

What if Germany was divided up to all the countries that it effected during world war two? Then we would never had the Berlin wall because there wouldn’t have been a Germany to divide up then. We might not have had the cold war like it was because Germany had been split up and given to all the surrounding countries. Sure there would be the left over Germany people but they would belong to new countries. Then like the capitalist way we sell off all the antiquities of Germany and make many parts of the country into an amusement park.

Now the world is cutting up Greece. Who needs a war when you have a bank.

Why is General John Allen supporting Isis?

Those generals of the Bush era are still around. They were the ones telling everyone Iraq was a cakewalk. Allen was the one that got some sort of deal with Turkey to bomb the Kurds so that we could use bases in Turkey. It also makes a no fight zone so that Isis can get resupplied. The Kurds were going to kick the crap out of Isis until Turkey bombed the Kurds. They were setup to block off the supply lines when Turkey start bombing the Kurds. Why do we still have those left over generals that screwed up in Iraq running around making deals and policies.

ISIS Benefits As Turkey Bombs Kurdish

I thought it was just me but I see a few others have noticed that bombing the Kurds isn’t a good idea. Why they are bombing the best fighters against Isis is just stupid. It was good that pulled out the anti missile defenses from Turkey. I don’t know why Turkey is so against the Kurds. They are attacking them in several countries and not doing anything about Isis.

I hear there are many people and generals that want to get rid of Allen before he really screws things up. I don’t know why those generals got to stick around after Iraq. They sure blew it there. Jed has all those blowhards hanging around in the wings. Don’t need any of those neocons back in office again. They proved what they can do and cost the country so much.