Sunday, November 1, 2009

Trick or Treat! Or lack there of.

As Halloween was on a Saturday this year, we loaded up on candy for all the Little beasts to collect at our home. Kiddy time came, kiddy time went. Teenager time came and teenager time went. We had a grand total of 11 kids come to the door. 11.In years past we have had over 100 show up. We live in an older neighborhood in a town of about 12 thousand.. As a matter of fact the corner of our lot is the bus stop. 11. I read the local paper and found out what was going on. All sorts of "safe" places to take your kiddies to for their goodies this year. What's safer than taking them to the folks you have known for years and years? I see this as another example of overprotective parents. Good intentioned folks that don't realize they are raising panty waisted kids that grow up into panty waisted adults. Come on parents get your kids used to the real world. Let them meet people, have a little fun. You don't have to kick them out the door and say be home by 9 baby. But, you can take them on a stroll of the neighborhood. These are the same kids that won't ride a bike, except in their own yard. Won't develop any kind of adventurous desire. Let's all go to Jimmy's house and play PS3. That'll be fun! Let's have some soda and chips while we waste 4-5 hours looking at a stupid freaking device! Parent's this is your time to shine. MAKE the little buggers get outside in the sunlight. Ride, play, work, whatever.
Be the big person. Be the parent.

Speaking of ranting...the Total Survivalist Libertarian Rantfest had a comment on good ol' Spam. Check it out at here. I kinda got a kick out of it 'cause I've had a craving for Spam lately. I've had a series of fried Spam sandwiches for lunch over the last week. Slice some Spam into 1/4 inch slices. Sprinkle some of your favorite seasoning on the slices, both sides now. Place in some preheated oil of your choice. Fry to a slightly crisp crust. Place two slices on a piece of lightly toasted bread, add a thin slice of onion, a slice of American cheese and a squeeze of good old yellow mustard and top with another slice of toast. MMMMM! My son likes to cut the Spam into "fingers" and deep fry them.

Hey, more banks got shut down. Nine this time around. This tells more about it. That brings the total to something like 115 banks closed this year. It doesn't sound like the recession is over to me. I know that bank closings don't mean a recession but when you add in the total amount of money in circulation, the low interest rate, the unemployment rate, all the companies that are posting massive losses in the 3rd quarter and the massive dollar sell off as well as the massive dollar printing I don't see how we cannot have a recession or even a depression.

It looks like Atlanta is poised to elect the first minority as Mayor in many years. A white woman! I guess the white flight has reversed and now a person not of color may be elected.

I know I don't like him and I don't know how you all feel about him but here's a link to Glen Beck doing a good, simple explanation of the economic crisis. By the way, I found this over at . Click on the link to get there.

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