Friday, May 4, 2007

I've been labeled a liberal.

I have been called a liberal
It has been a while since I posted to my blog, time to catch up. I've been called a liberal by my brother and a number of friends because of my opinion. The simple fact is I'm concerned about the war, climate change and have stated that I think this president betrayed the trust of the American people. I've been a conservative Republican all my life and have voted for Ronnie, Nixon, and the Bushes. I consider myself to be a very well read person and a thoughtful person and don't take things at face value. I question and research the facts. So I make no apology for my opinion.
As for being a liberal if learning the truth and stating it makes me a liberal then, I guess am a liberal. If wanting honest intelligent leadership for our servicemen and women makes me a liberal, then I guess am a liberal. If wanting a realist policy from my government on global warming, which is happening according to every reputable scientist and scholar in the world, makes me a liberal, then I guess am a liberal. You don't have to agree with me but do your homework. Read the scholarly journals, examine the research. Don't accept the words of radio pundits, and politicians with a hand in the pocket of Exxon or Halliburton

Time to buy a car
I put gas in my car this evening and at $3.15 a gallon, I just had to laugh. There is no oil crisis, no shortage, but there is Memorial Day on the horizon. So time to creep up the prices. The price of gas will most likely exceed $4.00 by the summer. Last year Exxon had the highest profits in the company's history. I will boycott all gas stations on May 15th, national no gas day. A friend sent me an email the other day stating “The English language has been rendered useless as words no longer mean anything. Example: Since February gasoline prices have trickled up .65 cents, but soon analysts tell us that they will plunge .03 cent”. Thank you Larry.
My wife's car packed it in Thursday, clutch died, but the car has been near extinction for a long time, it's a 1992 Dodge Shadow. It is amazing that it ran this long, it's a testament to the way she has nursed it along all these years. This weekend we will be looking to buy or lease a new car. It must be at least a hybrid although I would prefer an all electric car, which the car companies say are not ready yet, but that is another lie. But what else is new they have lied to us for years. See the movie “Who Killed The Electric Car” it's out on video. Also look up on the internet about the”RAV4 EV electric car” See what people say about them, many are still running and they use no gas. Visit London, the city is awash in electric cars. Can you imagine how that must make the gas companies feel. Most people wont be spurred to act until the price of gas reaches $10 a gallon. The flex fuel cars, ethanol, and all the others are just a Ponzi scheme. The Tesla electric car goes zero to sixty in 4 seconds. Nissan has an all Electric car and I want one now! Electric cars are viable, it is time to demand it of the car company's.

SILUG had first meeting
There is something I have wanted to see get started for quite some time and that is a Staten Island Linux Users Group SILUG. We finally had our first meeting Monday April 30, the next meeting will be May 21 at Barnes and Noble. We will be doing installs for anyone that wants a Linux OS installed. If anyone is interested please contact me and I will give you the details.

We remember, one of our fallen heroes with honor and sadness.
Army 2nd Lt. Emily J.T. Perez
23, of Texas; assigned to the 204th Support Battalion, 2nd Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas; died Sept. 12 of injuries sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near her Humvee during combat operations in Kifl, Iraq.

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