Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Fred says, "Martha! Let's get us one of them new fangled 'lektric cars!"

Old Fred then says, "Then mebbe we should invest in stock in some company thet makes 'stension cords. "

Heard the latest? Ontario plans some kind of grant of up to $10,000 for folks who purchase an electric auto.

Better yet Fred, invest in security devices for external electrical outlets. heh...

Well, you know I'm all for anything even remotely positive regarding the development and use of electric vehicles, but I have a question. Considering the current state of supply and demand of electricity, brown outs and all that, how exactly is this all going to work?

Shouldn't we be thinking about buying another horse or two before going whole hog with the car?

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Yes Charlotte, there is more to life than just Real Estate. Woof Woof

The title of this long overdue entry has nothing whatsoever to do with what I am about to post. The title is intended for those currently engaged in barking rather than meaningful blogging, and they know who they are.

The following I wish to post without commentary, other than to say it represents what was in one persons heart and mind at a given point in their personal journey.

May 28, 2006

Who Cares if A Soldier Dies?

Take a man and put him alone,
Put him twelve thousand miles from home.

Empty his heart of all but blood,
Make him live in sand, in mud.

This is the life I have to live,
This the soul to God I give.

You have your parties and drink your beer,
While young men are dying over here.

Plant your signs on the White House lawn;
"Lets get out of Iraq".

Use your signs and have your fun,
Then refuse to use a gun.

There's nothing else for you to do,
Then I'm supposed to die for you?

There is one thing that you should know;
And that's where I think you should go!

I'm already here and it's too late.
I've traded all my love for all this hate.

I'll hate you till the day I die.
You made me hear my buddy cry.

I saw his leg and his blood shed,
Then I heard them say, "This one's dead".

It was a large price for him to pay,
To let you live another day.

He had the guts to fight and die,
To keep the freedom you live by.

By his dying, your life he buys,
But who cares if a Soldier dies?