Friday, May 28, 2004

at least I have a job

"We're trying to let people know — in a tongue-in-cheek way — that what the environmental left is pursuing is very dangerous from a job and economics perspective," said Karen Kerrigan, co-chair of the United for Jobs Coalition. The group is running a newspaper ad called "The Day After Kyoto" that parodies the movie with a picture of an unemployment line and a litany of economic losses that pollution controls could trigger.

You know, maybe she’s right. I know that caps on carbon-dioxide are necessary to really stem the tide of global warming, but I have to get to work. I know that what we are doing is causing more and more people around the world to hate America, but we have to have our oil for at least the next few decades. I’ll be retired before we run out of oil, and I have to get to work, so I guess that’s worth it. I know that our national debt is the worst it has ever been, but my job pays my bills so I’m not too worried about that. I know that a lot of people are losing their jobs, losing their homes and having to live on the street, but I don’t see them in my neighborhood so it doesn’t really affect me. I know that the Pentagon is thinking of restarting the draft again, but my children are 6 and 8, so this war will be over by the time they are eligible.

Of course, it does really matter. It takes more than a day to make the changes that are in the movie “The Day After Tomorrow”, but they are happening. Carbon Dioxide is on the rise. More people are hating America. The world my children will inherit is at least as important as the world that I live in, and they will be the ones to pay off the national debt if we don’t take care of it first. I do see the homeless every day going to and from work, and their numbers are growing. And the draft affects everyone, because our best and brightest future prospects are being taught to shoot guns instead of help our world grow.

When will we grow up?

Monday, May 24, 2004

Quote of the Day

In the Dark Places of Wisdom

by Peter Kingsley


If you're lucky, at some point in your life you'll come to a complete dead end.


Or to put it another way: if you're lucky you'll come to a crossroads and see that the path to the left leads to hell, that the path to the right leads to hell, that the road straight ahead leads to hell and that if you try to turn around you'll end up in complete and utter hell.


Every way leads to hell and there's no way out, nothing left for you to do.  Nothing can possibly satisfy you any more.  Then, if you're ready, you'll start to discover inside yourself what you always longed for but were never able to find.


And if you're not lucky?


If you're not lucky you'll only come to this point when you die.  And that won't be a pretty sight because you'll still be wanting what you're no longer able to have.  We are human beings, endowed with an incredible dignity; but there's nothing more undignified than forgetting our greatness and clutching at straws.


Tough Questions!


It is time to elect a new world leader, and only your vote counts.
Here are the facts about the three leading candidates.

Candidate A -

Associates with crooked politicians, and  consults with astrologists.
He's had two Mistresses. He also chain smokes and drinks 8 to 10
martinis a day.

Candidate B -

He was kicked out of office twice, sleeps  until noon,  used opium in
college and drinks a quart of whiskey every evening.

Candidate C -

He is a decorated war hero. He's a vegetarian,  doesn't smoke, drinks
an occasional beer and never cheated on his  wife.

Which of these candidates would be your  Choice?

Decide first, no peeking, then scroll down for  the answer.

Candidate A: is Franklin D. Roosevelt.
Candidate  B: is Winston  Churchill.
Candidate C: is Adolph Hitler.

Pretty interesting isn't it? Makes a person think before judging someone.

Never be afraid to try something new.


Amateurs built the Ark

Professionals built the Titanic

and in case you never saw this one..!!!...

Can you imagine working for a company that has  a little more than
500 employees and has the following statistics:

* 29 have been accused of spousal  abuse
* 7 have been arrested  for fraud
* 19 have been  accused of writing bad checks
*  117 have directly or indirectly bankrupted at least 2 businesses
* 3 have done time for assault
* 71 cannot get a credit card due to bad  credit
* 14 have been arrested  on drug-related charges
* 8  have been arrested for shoplifting
* 21 are currently defendants in lawsuits
* 84 have been arrested for drunk driving in the last year

Can you guess which organization this  is?

Give up yet?

It's the 535 members of the United States Congress. The same
group of idiots that crank out hundreds of new laws each year
designed to keep the rest of us in line.

Saturday, May 22, 2004

Re: Disney's refusal to release Fehrinheit 911

Message passed to the Disney board of directors:

Please pass on to the Board of Directors my disappointment in their unwillingness to cash in on the potential success of Michael Moore's 'Fehrinheit 911' movie. This was potentially the highest grossing movie of the summer, and Disney's refusal to release it will mean that another company will gain the benefits of those ticket sales.

As a shareholder, I am very disappointed by this decision.

Chad Lupkes
Shareholder through

P.S. Who's brilliant idea was it to require a 'URL that we are having problems with' when we simply have a message for the BOD.

Tuesday, May 11, 2004

Video Seems to Show Beheading of American--yahoo news

So, al-Qaida is now carrying out revenge for our treatment of Iraqi citizens. As much as Saddam Hussein’s government and Osama Bin Laden’s al-Qaida organization hated each other before 911, our entering Iraq in the manner that we did, as well as our actions after May of 2003, has created a very strong collaboration between the two. The Bush administration has responded to criminal actions, and CREATED a war on terrorism.

Congratulations, Mr. President. You just created Hell on Earth. If Jesus does make an appearance, it will be to FIX YOUR MISTAKES!

Please work to defeat Senator James M. Inhofe from Oklahoma

I am listening to the Senate Armed Services Committee hearings. I am disgusted by the attitude of Senator Inhofe. He provides examples of torture performed under Saddam Hussein, and seems to be trying to JUSTIFY the abuses of prisoners in Iraq, or at least draw a parallel and that the actions of our own troops fall short of the level that existed under the dictator. I believe that it is imperative that the US Military establish a zero tolerance policy for these kinds of abuses. Anything less is condoning the actions in the past and allowing them to exist in the future.

We must also purge the Senate of attitudes like Senator Inhofe. Please do everything you can to support the Oklahoma Democrats to drive these attitudes from our Senate and our government.

Kerry must choose his cabinet NOW!

Dear Senator Kerry,

The response to your petition demanding Secretary Rumsfeld's resignation shows that America is starving for alternative voices of reason. You are one of those voices, but only one. I am one of many who believe that you must begin naming the people who will take the place of Rumsfeld, Thompson, Rice and all of the other cabinet positions. Then these people should start to show the American People why they should vote for you in November, because not only will they have an opportunity to get rid of George Bush, but hey will be much more comfortable with the group of people that will be taking over.

Following this plan will also help to avoid one of the main problems that haunted the beginning of the Bush Administration. It took him 7 months to finally get all of his cabinet and staff in place, effectively ignoring the thread of terrorism while this was happening. You must show the world that your administration will be ready to completely take over operations on January 21st without skipping a beat.

I know that you are working through the process of choosing your Vice President, and that the process is being compressed as much as possible. Please consider bringing the rest of your cabinet together at the same time. I think this is the best possible solution for your campaign and the country.

Monday, May 10, 2004

New Blog

Hi everyone,

I'm testing the latest update at to see if it will work for my soapbox. If this works well, I'll start posting more often.