Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
On the menu this year. Christmas Eve Breakfast will be
Biscuts & Creamy Gravey
Christmas Eve Dinner
- Dinner Salad
- Deviled Eggs
- Herb Crusted Peppercorn Beef Tenderloin with Herb Mustard Sauce on the side
- Chessy Smashed Potatoes
- Cut Green Beans
- Pumkin Pie
- Coconut Cream Pie
I hope it is good!
Monday, July 20, 2009
Sunday, July 5, 2009
My first catch with a spear gun. This big boy broke my rented spear gun so I was done. I did dive again to watch and see what kind of trouble my crazy friends would get into. I also fished with rod and reel from the boat some.
Steve with a 45 lb ling.
Steve with a nice string of snapper
Sunday, February 15, 2009
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
OK this will most likely make me sound OOOOLD yet these are the things I think of most often.
- My Wife Diane of course
- My Kids: Kim, Mark & Josh
- U.S. of A.: wouldn't want to live anywhere else!
- Sunrises and Sunsets: can't have one without the other.
- A good rum drink on a quiet beach anywhere
My world is changing at a rapid pace these days. The U.S. economy is whacked. Barack is an unproven player facing more serious challenges (in my opinion) than any president before. The global economy, banking system reforms, nuclear programs in third world countries, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the Illinois governor auctioning a Senate seat, government bailouts, the lack of a U.S. Energy Policy (which was a hot issue when gasoline was at $140/bbl) are some of the issues headlining lately.
Despite all these news headlines, which could cause anyone to think our world was collapsing, there are only a few things that really scare me.
- Ignorant People
These people can ruin the lives of Innocent bystanders. They kill people. They are the ones you see weaving in and out of traffic at high speeds because they are in a hurry and your in their way. They vote without knowing why. They blame others for their troubles. "Ignorance is Bliss". I don't necessarily agree. If you are ignorant, hopefully; you will receive enough criticism and negative feedback so that eventually you will begin to feel like crap no matter how ignorant you are. Ignorance is a condition or a state which can be corrected. The difficulty is that most people choose to be ignorant probably because being ignorant is expedient and less trouble than understanding facts or they are just plain selfish.
What motivates a politician? Usually it's power. How does a politician gain power? Often by giving someone else what they want. Is a politician likely to act in the long term best interest of the nation? Not if they have an option that will provide them with more power in the short term. That is exactly why the U.S. does not have an energy policy.
There are some very good leaders in Washington yet I am afraid there are not enough.
- Flying Monkeys
Those guys are completely out of control.