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Congress Adjourns For The Summer

By D. E. Carson, published on Aug 1, 2008

You knew it would happen.  Congress was scheduled to adjourn for the summer for five weeks.  They always do it the day after my birthday.  But this year, they have acted far more selfishly than usual.

With gasoline prices still well over $4.00 a gallon, Congress in its infinite stupidity managed to sneak out of session without bothering to do something about the price of gasoline.  They’ve gone home on vacation and they don’t care that American consumers, who would have loved to go on vacation this summer, couldn’t afford to do so because the cost of a tank of gas made it impractical.

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Tags: congress, white house, drilling, foreign oil, epa, oil, anwr, oil industry

A Pirate Looks At Forty

By D. E. Carson, published on Aug 1, 2008

I hope this gets published before midnight because today, July 31, is my birthday.  And it's not just any birthday, I'm now officially the same age as Jack Benny --- again.  It's my second year of being 39.  Okay, enough with the bull, I'm forty.  Whoo hoo...

I was born in what has been called the most tumultous year America has known: 1968.  In that year, America faced: the Tet Offensive, Richard Nixon, Lyndon Johnson's adamat refusal to stand for re-election, the assassinations of Robert F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King, Jr., The Beatles self-titled album The Beatles more commonly... (more)

Tags: california, birthday, childhood, memories

Big Powers Going Down - Yeah, Right

By D. E. Carson, published on Jul 29, 2008

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of Iran, a former member of the student group who seized 54 American Hostages in 1978 and held them for 444 days, has made it known that he believes that the United States and other so-called “big powers” of the world are responsible for nuclear proliferation and AIDS. Ahmadinejad also claims that the “big powers” are using the United Nations for their own benefit and causing strife among smaller nations.

If only that were true.

The United States has about as much influence over the United Nations as a roll of toilet paper has at stopping an 18-wheeler.

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Tags: iran, ahmadinejad, teheran, united nations, nuclear proliferation, iran nuclear power

No Parking Means No Parking!

By D. E. Carson, published on Jul 27, 2008

This is the city...Portland, Oregon.

It's a quiet place in northern Oregon where the Willamette River joins with the Columbia River.

Some people have what they want, others do not. When those who do not, try to take what is not theirs, is where I come in.

My name is Stensgaard...I wear a badge...I break the law.

WHAT?!?

That's right, in Portland Oregon, police officer Chadd Stensgaard decided that he didn't have to obey a no parking zone in front of a Japanese restaurant when it came time to stop for dinner.

While Stensgaard was on duty driving a Portland... (more)

Tags: police, oregon police, oregon politics, above the law, portland law

Obama World Tour '08

By D. E. Carson, published on Jul 26, 2008

It is not unlike the ministry of Jesus Christ. One man journeys to the many places on the earth with his throngs of followers. Everywhere he goes his speaking and his charisma overwhelm those who have come to see him. He travels to all places big and small and he promises to those who come to hear that all will be made right again -- that his is the promised kingdom to come.

It's disgusting is what it is.

When the presidential campaign of 2008 launched in November of 2006, Hillary Clinton thought she was the presumptive Democratic nominee. She thought she would have no problem... (more)

Tags: jesus, bill clinton, germany, obama

Friendly Skies My Left Foot!

By D. E. Carson, published on Jul 24, 2008

I’m sitting at my regular computer writing this. I should be sitting at my laptop at my mother’s house somewhere between the Mississippi River and the Rocky Mountains writing a much different story. But the reason I am back at my own home is the result of a series of events that would even make the Marx Brothers shake their heads and say, “No, we can’t do that. It would be inhumane.”

I booked a flight on a national carrier to go visit my mother who lives in the Midwest, whom neither I nor my daughter have seen in four years. I won’t explicitly divulge the name of the carrier, but its... (more)

Tags: lax, airlines, pilots, flying, sfo

CSI To Gain New Role/actor

By D. E. Carson, published on Jul 20, 2008

This is the 10th season for CSI:Crime Scene Investigation and this will be the second time that Gil Grissom has left the crime lab for some other endeavor. Last time he left, he came back. This time it seems that Grissom's departure will be more of a permanent nature -- perhaps to go find out what happened to Sara or maybe to go slap the snot out of Warrick for his DUI in Palm Springs. Either way, it's a time to say good bye to Grissom and say hello to Adam J. Burke as played by your humble correspondent, D. E. Carson.

And why not? I can act. I've done stage since I was in high... (more)

Tags: new york, miami

Jackson Slams Obama On Tv

By D. E. Carson, published on Jul 10, 2008

It’s another one of my John McClane “I get tired of always being right” moments.

Yesterday, July 9, Jesse Jackson made a controversial statement about Democratic Presidential hopeful Barack Obama. The comment consisted of a desire to cause physical injury to Obama and displayed a general feeling of disgust with the attitude of Obama toward the black community. Jackson's opinion of Obama's "tough love" attitude is that Obama is being condescending toward blacks. Almost immediately following his comment, Jackson made a public apology. His apology was readily accepted and no calls for his... (more)

Tags: new york, san francisco, basketball, religion, obama

Fashion Train Wreck

By D. E. Carson, published on Jul 5, 2008

Just look at this photograph. If a picture is worth a thousands words, then this is the War and Peace of photographs.

While scooting around on the Internet this morning, I happened across the What Were They Thinking section of Yahoo News and found this gem of a joke. I’ve attempted to avoid saying anything about Oprah Winfrey because frankly, I don’t like her. She’s a self-centered ideologue and self-proclaimed prophet of modern spiritualism. I could go on, but I won’t. I want to address her (and others’) fashion sense – or severe lack thereof.

We’ve all seen it, People magazine... (more)

Tags: fashion, oprah, rich and famous, worst dressed list

Wall-e Fails To Entertain

By D. E. Carson, published on Jul 4, 2008

The newest offering by Disney and Pixar should have been a slam-dunk for entertainment, but at 1 hour and 37 minutes WALL-E crashes and burns like the Hindenburg. The best parts of the movie are played for anyone who wants to see them. Just go to Yahoo! Movies and you can watch all of the trailers there for free and save your money. It’s not even worth waiting for the DVD.

I was very disappointed. I had high expectations for a movie that would keep me entertained much like the old Herbie movies. My expectations were obviously too high. Pixar failed to deliver on the promises made by... (more)

Tags: disney, movie, hollywood

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