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YO HO, YO HO, A PIRATES LIFE FOR ME!

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A MAN(SON) AFTER MY OWN HEART!



"I have found David the son of Jesse, a man after My own heart, who
will do all My will." - Ac 13:22

This week has been trying so far and it is funny how you learn things about yourself through your children. I love my family and wife so much and could never imagine doing anything to hurt them. Yet as with all families I allowed anger and strife into my heart and suffice it to say, became bound and stubborn resolving not to let it go. Of course this went on for a few days till I got up and prayed to God to remove it from my heart, cause I could not take it anymore! It was at this point that God told me "No, you remove it!" Well I would be lying if I did not admit that pissed me off even more. So, I started to hunker down in my pool of bitter soup when I got a revelation from Jackson. Those of you who know Jackson will appreciate this, while repremanding Jackson he said this to me, After he does something wrong he does not know why he does it but he throws a fit cause he is so mad at himself and he makes things worser. Funny isn't it how the thought of knowing you messed up can often times make your resolve in the "mess up" even stronger. Jackson is so awesome I love that kid to death!
As for the outlook to the rest of the week, the sun is starting to shine on that dark part of my heart that I am trying to cut out with a dull knife.
I love my wife so much!
Oh I already said that once didn't I? J/K

posted by One Man's Struggle To Take It Easy @ 9:30 AM, , links to this post




THE DOWN SIDE OF HAVING A WEEKEND OFF!

This pretty much sums up my weekend, just add a bit of rain to Monday and your there!

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Why the Electric Car will never work!


I remember the late seventies living in California and waiting in line for gas with my dad like it was yesterday! I also remember trading in our Huge Pontiac Bonneville for a Datsun 310, which was the car I was forced to learn how to drive a stick shift on (I'll save that story for another post).

The reason we traded was to fight the rise of fuel costs over a dollar a gallon!

Wow how I would love a dollar a gallon today.

The funny thing is from 1975 to 1982 we saw gas mileage in all vehicles increase from an average of 13.1 mpg to 21.1 mpg. That is a 61 percent improvement over seven years pretty darn impressive. So what has happened since? A lot has happen yet average miles per gallon has only gone from 21.1 to 22.1 for 2005 and worse yet they are predicting 21.0 for 2006! How can this be we were doing so good? Well I am glad you asked, you see it is not the cars that have caused this flatline or possible loss in mileage it is the SUV and Trucks. In 1982 80% of the market sold was cars and today it is only 48% the remaining 52% is Trucks and SUVS. See car mileage alone has improved from 22.2 to 24.6 for 2006 and while it is not spectacular it is better.
Truth is this is simple High School Economics 101, Supply and Demand. You see the demand is for LARGER, FASTER, FLASHY TRUCKS AND SUVS. Until that changes we wont see a dramatic change unless technology changes, something drastic happens with the oil supply or Al Gore is right and global warming starts to destroy the earth ( I AM NOT GONNA HOLD MY BREATH FOR THE LAST ONE).
It is interesting because the auto manufacturers are being pushed to build these "alternative" fuel vehicles and hybrids by a small majority of hypocrites like Al Gore who shows up to a Sierra Club protest in not only a Chevy Suburban, but the gas guzzling stretch version! Well I for one like my big car and believe that if I were suppose to burn fossil fuels God would have not allowed the dinosaurs to roam the earth die and turn to oil for my car! J/K Really, if we are ever to see a change from the behemoth at the top of this blog we have to change the demand in order to see a shift in supply!
But like the average size of the home going from 1400sf in the seventies to 4100sf today I don't see it happening anytime soon!
If any of you want a ride in my wifes new white truck pictured at the top of the page it will be a minimum of $5 for around the block and $20 to go the beach as it is only averaging 5 MPG CITY and 7 MPG HWY! ENJOY!

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2190 Don't believe me count everyday for yourself

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You thought you knew how to evangelize?

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COPY CAT? THANKS SCOTT!














Ok, Scott and I need everyone's help with this because we finding ourselves intrigued by how many people are visiting Scott's and my blog on a regular basis. You people are from all over the world!!

Scott and I are dying to know who you are and where you're from.

So please, do us a favor. Leave a comment with your name and where you're from.

C'mon, humor us! We really are interested!

P.S. Sorry Scott I could not resist. What do they say copying is the purest form of flattery?

posted by One Man's Struggle To Take It Easy @ 9:21 PM, , links to this post




THIS ONES FOR BETSY & FORGET GODADDY HOW ABOUT FLATDADDY!

Well since Betsy is the only one that reads my blog! J/K
Here ya go!
http://www.technologyreview.com/read_article.aspx?id=13830&ch=biztech
http://www.globalwarming.org/
http://www.junkscience.com/news/robinson.htm
http://www.environmentaldefense.org/documents/382_myths.htm













Welcome to the ``Flat Daddy" and ``Flat Mommy" phenomenon, in which life-size cutouts of deployed service members are given by the Maine National Guard to spouses, children, and relatives back home.
The Flat Daddies ride in cars, sit at the dinner table, visit the dentist, and even are brought to confession, according to their significant others on the home front.
``I prop him up in a chair, or sometimes put him on the couch and cover him up with a blanket," said Kay Judkins of Caribou, whose husband, Jim, is a minesweeper mechanic in Afghanistan. ``The cat will curl up on the blanket, and it looks kind of weird. I've tricked several people by that. They think he's home again."
At the request of relatives, about 200 Flat Daddy and Flat Mommy photos have been enlarged and printed at the state National Guard headquarters in Augusta. The families cut out the photos, which show the Guard members from the waist up, and glue them to a $2 piece of foam board.

THINK OF THE USES FOR THIS, INSTEAD OF HAVING MORE KIDS - FLAT KIDS, I WANT TO PLAY GOLF AND THE WIFE WANTS TO TALK, ANYTIME YOU NEED TO BE TWO PLACES AT ONCE!

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