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Greeted As Liberators

Posted in Uncategorized by chamblee54 on August 31, 2009

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One thing that PG likes to do is investigate “things he has always heard”. With google, you can often find the source, and a few things more. Some urban legends are tough to trace, often because they don’t exist. Others pop up 575k results is .49 seconds.

The myth PG was chasing was the notion that government officials said our army “will be greeted as liberators” in Iraq. On March 16, 2003, Vice President Dick Cheney was on Meet the Press.

MR. RUSSERT: If your analysis is not correct, and we’re not treated as liberators, but as conquerors, and the Iraqis begin to resist, particularly in Baghdad, do you think the American people are prepared for a long, costly, and bloody battle with significant American casualties?

VICE PRES. CHENEY: Well, I don’t think it’s likely to unfold that way, Tim, because I really do believe that we will be greeted as liberators. I’ve talked with a lot of Iraqis in the last several months myself, had them to the White House. The president and I have met with them, various groups and individuals, people who have devoted their lives from the outside to trying to change things inside Iraq. And like Kanan Makiya who’s a professor at Brandeis, but an Iraqi, he’s written great books about the subject, knows the country intimately, and is a part of the democratic opposition and resistance. The read we get on the people of Iraq is there is no question but what they want to the get rid of Saddam Hussein and they will welcome as liberators the United States when we come to do that.

There are a few things to say  78 months later.  Why did the Vice President have this much power? The VP is supposed to dedicate buildings and go to funerals. Dick Cheney was clearly a very powerful man, and he was not elected to that job.

Mr. Russert, rest his soul, seems to have gotten one detail wrong. The conquest of Baghdad went smoothly, with relatively few American casualties. It was the occupation that would be “long, costly, and bloody …with significant American casualties”. One of the casualties has been the American economy.

There probably were many Iraqis who welcomed the change, Clearly, Mr. Hussein had some enemies, and there were some who did see the invasion as liberation. There were others who did not. Players in other countries saw an opportunity to come to Iraq and make trouble. The regime that was changed had many employees, who were bumped out of jobs. “The people of Iraq” were no more a monolithic force, all acting the same way, as the people of America would be if they were invaded.

Even if the Americans were “greeted as liberators”, there would be many challenges. The country had no experience in dealing with democracy. The different ethnic groups did not like each other. Sunnis were seen as having been privileged, and many were looking to settle the score. It seems obvious  that these problems were not anticipated.

There is a debate in The United States about the use of torture. It seems apparent that “enhanced interrogation” was used extensively in Iraq and elsewhere. The use of torture would seem to be an admission that we were not greeted as liberators.

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The Real Candidates Of Atlanta

Posted in Religion by chamblee54 on August 29, 2009

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PG points his camera at an object and pushes the button. Sometimes a good picture is the result. Sometimes the computer can salvage it, and sometimes there is no hope.

Two things that PG likes to capture are graffiti and mannequins. Both are fantasies. One hopes to move product, the other stays in place until the next spraypaintcan works over it. Politics is another fantasy. The only difference is that some confuse politics with reality.

While editing this piece, PG thought of how similar politics is to graffiti. Both are admired more by the producer than by the audience. The public forum is the medium, to be covered by sprayed on chemicals until the term of office is over. At that point, the next public official makes his or her mark on the body politics. If only politicians were quiet like mannequins, then the world would be a much better place.

Atlanta is currently trying to elect another mayor. Shirley Franklin is going to spend more time with her family, if they will have her. There are five “serious” candidates for the office. Two women, three men, one white, and four black. One has a muslim name, but is a methodist. None is likely to be elected President of the United States.

It should be noted at this time that PG lives 3 miles east of the city limit. The mayoral race is none of his business. He does, however, have space to sell on to any candidate wanting to advertise. Any candidate who would buy space on a blog with twenty readers a day should be automatically disqualified .

The two women are Mary Norwood and Lisa Borders. They are the front runners at this time. Ms. Norwood is the Caucasian. Lisa Borders has the same  name as the author of “Cloud Cuckoo Land”. PG suspects they take stands on the issues.

A memo was recently circulated by the “Black Leadership Forum”. The memo states that Lisa Borders is the one candidate who can defeat Mary Norwood, and urges people to unite behind her. The BLF does not want Atlanta to have a white mayor. Ms. Borders is obligated to denounce the memo, while secretly hoping people take the message to heart. It is good training for Mayor’s job, if she  gets elected.

Mohammed Kasim Reed, Jesse Spikes, and Glenn Thomas are the three men in the race. Mr. Reed has served in the Georgia Legislature. Mr. Reed has been quoted as being opposed to gay marriage. The Mayor of Atlanta has nothing to do with this issue.

The only candidate that PG has met is Glenda Bernadette Allen. She is an activist who fights the foreclosure of homes. Ms. Allen was at the town hall meeting in Clarkston on August 10. Glenda Bernadette Allen is the prettiest of the candidates.

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Wendy Whitaker Goes To Jail

Posted in Religion by chamblee54 on August 28, 2009

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Wendy Whitaker is back in the news. At least some of the news…the fishwrapper has not reported the latest chapter in her story. Thank you Creative Loafing, which is physically printed by the fishwrapper. ( Ever notice how skinny the paper is on Tuesday? That is when they take in outside jobs. Of course, lately it is skinny everyday) A HT goes to the unlikely team of Griftdrift and Peach Pundit. There is a recent post at Chamblee54 on this subject.

Mrs. Whitaker is the lady who gave a high school classmate a blow job, and became a registered sex offender(RSO). She is now in jail. It seems like her husbands name was on a lease, and they moved into a residence that was previously out of bounds. The authorities locked her up because she did not inform them that she had moved.

The laws on RSO have a lot of provisions. They are not allowed to live within a certain distance of schools, parks, and churches. ( Across the street from an IRS office is permitted) An RSO is not allowed to volunteer at a church. And, as Mrs. Whitaker learned, they must register every time they move. There are stories of people getting locked up because of confusion over how often they should register,or big brother not getting the note.

Many Florida communities have tough laws, establishing boundaries for places that RSO are forbidden to live. A bridge under a causeway is one place where RSO are permitted. Many feel that driving RSO out of established communities makes it difficult to monitor their activities.

A prominent Florida lobbyist, Ron Book, had a horrifying experience with a nanny. Mr. Book pushed for establishment of many of the punitive Florida laws. Mr. Book is beginning to regret his lust for revenge after seeing some of the unintended consequences.

Politicians always want to be seen as being tougher on crime than anyone else. Some of the laws they create cause more problems than they solve. It will take genuine courage to undo the damage.

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Another Personality Test

Posted in Uncategorized by chamblee54 on August 28, 2009

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There is a email going around, that you are supposed to send to your friends. This blog might not have enough readers to make the quota, but PG is going to try anyway.

The email is a personality test. Allegedly it is endorsed by the Dalai Lama. PG thinks Tenzin Gyato has more sense than that, and has looked for an endorsement. In fact, a google search for “personality test” at DalaiLama.com yields no answer.

Official or not, the test is harmless enough. Make a wish before you start, which will be known only to you. There are four questions. It is considered cheating to look ahead to the answers before you take the test. Write down your answers on paper, and then look at the results.

If you want a fancier version of the test, you can go here, there, or wait until you get the email. In the chamblee54 edition, the test will be in blue, and the answers in purple. This will help those who want honest answers. You, in the corner, stop snickering.

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1- Put the following  5 animals in the order of your preference:
Cow, Tiger, Sheep, Horse, Pig

2- Write one word that describes each one of the following:
Dog, Cat, Rat, Coffee, Sea.

3- Think of someone, who also knows you and is important to you, which you can relate them to the following colors. Do not repeat your answer twice. Name just one person for each color:
Yellow, Orange, Red, White, Green.

4- Finally, write down your favorite number, and your favorite day of the week.

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Ok, are you through with your answers? Remember, no looking ahead!

1-This will define your priorities in your life.
Cow Signifies CAREER, Tiger Signifies PRIDE, Sheep Signifies LOVE, Horse Signifies FAMILY,
Pig Signifies MONEY

2-Your description of dog implies your own personality. Your description of cat implies the personality of your partner. Your description of rat implies the personality of your enemies. Your description of coffee is how you interpret sex. Your description of the sea implies your own life.

3-Yellow: Someone you will never forget–Orange: Someone you consider your true friend
Red: Someone that you really love–White: Your twin soul
Green: Someone that you will remember for the rest of your life

4-You have to send this message to as many persons as your favorite number and your wish will come true on the day that you recorded.

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O Is A Vowel

Posted in Uncategorized by chamblee54 on August 27, 2009

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“Wild Ducks Flying Backward”
is due today at the Chamblee Library. As much as PG admires enjoys  Tom Robbins, his output is not worth an overdue fine. Towards the end of the book, there are a series of questions. As a loyal reader, PG has a sense of entitlement , and license to borrow.

Why do you live where you do?

The house is paid for. Besides, Atlanta, with all her flaws, is a good place to use as a return address. The weather is reasonable. The Falcons had a winning season last year, so there is no need to worry about them going over .500 this year.

PG feels the same about Atlanta as he does about The United States. Both are very fine places, with very serious problems. The wolf criers have been making noise as long as PG could listen, and the bottom has not fallen out. The one difference is that no one is expected to “Love it or leave it” with regard to your zip code. And, if someone asked whether you would die for Atlanta, he would be rightfully laughed out of the house.

What is your favorite letter of the alphabet.

O. And this has nothing to do with the POTUS. O is a well shaped letter. It is a vowel, which means consonants are begging for its company. It is a circle, a wheel, a pie and a hockey puck. Three out of four isn’t bad.

O is the first letter of om, which is the combination of all sounds, and a humming good mantra. O is the twin brother of zero, the one great innovation of arabic numbers. When you spell the word Dog, O is the glue holding the quarreling consonants into canine cooperation. When you spell Dog backwards, you get the name of Mary’s babydaddy. THAT name gets said way too often, and PG tries not to hold that against O.

PG was too slack to write this continuance, until after he had returned the book to the library. He cannot remember any other questions.

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Speak Well Of The Dead

Posted in Uncategorized by chamblee54 on August 26, 2009

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PG was not going to talk about Ted Kennedy. The man served for many years in the Senate, and worked hard for what he thought was right. There were some unfortunate incidents in his personal life. PG is not a moral statistician, and shudders at the thought of judging someone with that many positives and negatives.

Ted Kennedy has been in the public eye as long as PG has been old enough to pay attention. For years, he was the boogey man of the right wing. If a strawman was ever needed, Ted Kennedy was trotted out. PG suspects that many people who were offended by John and Robert Kennedy (especially regarding their support of civil rights for African Americans) took out their anger on Ted Kennedy. The shortcomings in his personal life did not help.

There is a local blog, Peach Pundit, with a reputation for conservatism. Peach Pundit was respectful today.There was a story about an act of kindness by Senator Kennedy to a young law student. The comments had the predictable nasty players, but most showed respect. In an interesting move, rude comments were hidden behind a link. This allows the reader to see what followup comments are talking about.

Another blog, JoemyG-d, was admiring Senator Kennedy. In the comments, there was the anonymous “Guest” who felt the need to talk about Chappaquiddick. Numerous people took “Guest” to task for this. There were some who felt that negative comments should be deleted.

PG does not like having comments deleted. This is the right of a blog owner. Some have an itchy trigger finger, and will delete most of what they don’t like. When you do this, you take away the diversity needed for a lively discussion.

The following is a dialog between PG and “Guest”. Thank you JoemyG-d for hosting.

chamblee54- Joe, thank you for allowing the troll comments to remain up. You have the right to delete comments. However, your readers are capable of putting the trolls in their place.
Deleting comments is like war and abortion. We should keep the option open, but only use it when absolutely necessary.
As for Senator Kennedy, he has been raked over the coals for Chappaquiddick. The right wing has used that incident to great advantage. At the time of the Senators passing, we should speak well of the man.Today, 12:03:55 PM

“Guest”- can you speak well of someone like OJ Simpson? Right wing – left wing doesn’t matter. Ted Kennedy killed a young lady with the rest of her life a head of her so he didn’t have to take responsility for his actions. Drinking and Driving is a crime, leaving the scene of an accident is a crime, killing someone while behind the wheel of a vehicle is a crime. How much time did Ted Kennedy spend in jail for his crimes? How much time would a regular American spend in prison for these crimes? Today, 12:31:40 PM

chamblee54- If you can’t say anything nice, don’t say anything at all. This is especially true when a person dies, and his fingernails are still growing. When OJ goes to the Hertz office in the sky, I will have nothing to say. Today, 12:51:43 PM

“Guest”- chamblee54 kennedy has been rightfully raked of the coals for his actions at chapppaquidick, it has nothing to do with right wing or your socialist attitude it has to do with what he did, how he let her die and who was bribed. We should never speak well of any of the kennedy family; bootlegger and other RICO enterprises that allowed the money to flow.Today, 12:56:21 PM

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Paint The Ceiling Beige

Posted in Uncategorized by chamblee54 on August 25, 2009

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PG has had internet service with BellSouth since he bought a computer. They add the charge to his phone bill. It has worked very well.

At some point, AT&T bought BellSouth. At some point after that, AT&T made a deal with Yahoo to “Power” AT&T. PG got emails warning him about the change. These messages did not mean much to PG, who decided that he would take what action needed to be taken at the right time.

This afternoon, PG got to a stopping point on a picture project, and went to check his email. The outlook express did not work. It was the start of a nightmare.

PG is over call centers. The other night, he called Tracfone, and talked to a young man over a horrible connection. The man did not understand english very well. This is how companies save money, and increase unemployment in the United States.

PG was still connected to the internet, and went to the site where he used to check his email away from home. He was directed to a new “powered by yahoo” site. PG was required to register for a new system, amidst popup screens asking him to take a tour of the new AT&T. Finally, he got through to his email, and found a one word comment to a blog post. Somebody thought the BHO health care plan was cool.

Meanwhile, the yahoo site…which PG uses to check his yahoo account…was now logged in under a new account. Instead of logging in and out all the time, PG decides to use one browser for yahoo and one browser for AT&T. It has been a while since PG used the secondary browser.,

The AT&T page has a place where you can troubleshoot your email, and PG goes there. It tells you to go to an options tab on outlook, and enter a lot of numbers and settings. It did not make the outlook express work.

There is a phone number for AT&T. PG has spent quality time on this, talking to people in India, The Philippines, and Dothan, Alabama. PG never thought he would be happy to deal with Alabama, but he was. To be fair, the people in these call centers are polite and hard working. They just have big problems to deal with, especially with this AT&T powered by Yahoo fiasco.

The number is busy, busy, busy. On the one time in twenty that PG gets through, he gets chased off due to heavy call volume.

PG tried yet another time with the phone number, and did get through to an agent, with a good sounding connection. He is going to try to reconfigure the connection to outlook express.

The last try did work. It took over an hour, and the old accounts had to be destroyed and new accounts set up. By the time it was over, PG was ready to start as a tech rep and talk someone else through the process. He might even move to Alabama.


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Dr. Conrad Murray

Posted in Uncategorized by chamblee54 on August 25, 2009

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The news came out that the coroner ruled Michael Jackson’s death to be a homicide. The name of his personal physician, Dr. Conrad Murray, was mentioned.

In race obsessed times, the first question many ask is about skin color. In the case of The Entertainer, it changed from time to time. PG found pictures from two times for Dr. Murray, and he looked the same.

The older image was a booking photograph from 1994. Dr. Murray was in trouble after a domestic violence incident with his girlfriend. The Doctor was acquitted of the charges.

There was more trouble for Dr. Murray in the years to come. (The search warrant for his office is here). At the time of his Jackson employment, Dr. Murray was in deep financial trouble.
“In the last three years, Murray has faced lawsuits for unpaid business bills totaling over $700,000, including rent on his medical offices. He also owes more than $13,000 in child support, $70,000 to a business partner with whom he launched an energy drink called Pitbull, and he failed to pay more than $71,000 worth of student loans from medical school.”
Ten days before Michael Jackson got high for the last time, Dr. Murray sent a letter out. He announced that
“Because of a once in a lifetime opportunity, I had to make a most difficult decision to cease practice of medicine indefinitely”. Dr. Murray reportedly was paid $150k a month to serve as a private physician to Micheal Jackson.
Dr. Murray was not the only Doctor to work with Michael.
“Best-selling author Deepak Chopra, a licensed medical doctor, said he first became concerned about the pop star’s prescription drug use in 2005, when Jackson visited him shortly after his trial on sex abuse allegations.
Chopra said Jackson asked him to prescribe painkillers and already had a bottle of OxyContin.
I was kind of a bit alarmed. I said, ‘Why are you taking that. You don’t need that,‘ and then I started to probe a little further, and after I grilled him a little bit, he admitted he was getting them from a bunch of doctors,” Chopra said.”

On June 25, things went too far.

Dr. Conrad Murray told cops he had been treating Jackson for 6 weeks for insomnia — giving him 50 milligrams of Propofol every night through an IV. Murray told cops he feared Jackson was getting addicted so he reduced the dosage to 25 mg.

The morning Jackson died, Dr. Murray gave Jackson valium at 1:30 AM. Murray said the valium didn’t work so he gave the singer an IV injection of lorazepam — an anti-anxiety drug. Murray told cops Jackson was still awake, so he then gave him midazolam — a sedative.

Murray gave Jackson more drugs. He says at 10:40 AM, he administered 25 mg of Propofol. Dr. Murray told cops Jackson repeatedly demanded the drug.

As we first reported, cops found 8 bottles of Propofol in Jackson’s house after he died, but they do not know where it was purchased. Cops also found Valium, Tamsulosin, Lorazepam, Temazepam, Clonazepam, Trazodone and Tizanidine, along with the Propofol. The various drugs were prescribed by Dr. Murray, Dr. Arnold Klein and Dr. Allan Metzger.

Dr. Murray reportedly told cops 10 minutes after administering Propofol … he “left Jackson’s side to go to the restroom and relieve himself. Murray stated he was out of the room for about 2 minutes maximum. Upon his return, Murray noticed that Jackson was no longer breathing.”

Dr. Murray says he began CPR and at some point ran downstairs and asked the chef to send up Prince Jackson, the eldest son, then Murray continued performing CPR.

Dr. Murray says he noticed that Jackson wasn’t breathing at around 11 AM. He was then on the cell phone for 47 minutes with 3 separate calls, from 11:18 to 12:05. The 911 call came in at 12:21 PM …. a much longer delay than originally reported…

Interestingly, according to the warrant, Dr. Murray refused to sign the death certificate at the UCLA Medical Center.

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Is Football Worth The Cost?

Posted in Religion by chamblee54 on August 24, 2009

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Football is just around the corner. The teams are busy with the pre season, and soon weekends will be full of hitting and drinking. Perhaps this is a good time to wonder whether football is worth the human cost. Especially now, with a national debate raging about the future of our health care. Football injuries keep hospitals hopping during the autumn.

This is a recycled post. There is a helping of hypocrisy here, as PG enjoys watching the hits.

Football season is here. While the games are fun to watch, the players are paying the price. Your health insurance premiums just might be affected.

Football is a contact sport. On every play, the linemen block other lineman to keep them from tackling a back. Someone gets hit on every play. Most of these hits are “clean” and cause only bruises. Some are “dirty”, and cause injuries. Even the clean hits can hurt someone.

It is estimated that 187,000 emergency room visits every year are due to football. What if an illegal drug sent 187k to the er annually? There would be a hue and cry to kill the pushers. However, football is different.

Knee injuries are especially prevalent. An estimated 45,000 knee operations are performed each year due to football injuries.

With all those helmets slamming into each other, head injuries occur.
“The researchers found that there is approximately one catastrophic head injury per every 150,000 athletes playing, or 7 catastrophic injuries yearly. There were 0.67 injuries per 100,000 players at the high school level and 0.21 injuries per 100,000 for college level football players.” Often, the coaches get caught up in the do or die spirit of a big game, and don’t get the player the medical attention that he needs. “Football is a very macho sport. Athletes are taught to play through pain,” …“But concussions range in severity and symptoms, so all a player may experience is a headache several hours after impact. High school players need to be educated in these symptoms and encouraged to self report.”
Even cheerleading squads are reporting more injuries, due to botched stunts.

When you see the players in their youthful glory, you don’t think what they will look like after they quit playing. Many players know this, but the lure of today’s glory justifies the pain of tomorrow. The heroes of yesterday often walk with pain today.

On a more personal note, the Falcons had a winning season last year, and made the playoffs. In 44 years of NFL competition, the Falcons have never had back to back winning seasons. It does not look good for Rankin Blank this fall.
A few years ago, the Falcons had the top pick in the draft, and got Micheal Vick. Number Seven was the most exciting player in recent memory, and led the Falcons to the Conference championship. Before long, he was in prison for dogfighting. This is consistent with the history of the Falcons.

Not only is football dangerous to human knees, it is also puts man’s best friend in mortal danger. When you give millions of dollars to a young man from Bad News, Virginia, who plays for the Falcons, you should not be surprised at the results. It is Philadelphia’s problem now.

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The BHO Health Care Proposal

Posted in Uncategorized by chamblee54 on August 22, 2009

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There is a lot of hot air about health care. It is an intensely personal subject. Almost everyone has a story to tell. Hidden agendas, payoffs, straw men, and misleading rhetoric are the order of the day. PG has decided to try and make a bit of sense out of the mess, and share this with his reader(s).

There was a google search, under the phrase “what is the health care proposal?”. PG found a pdf on the BHO website. It is not known when this pdf was written, or if other plan summaries are available. Also, it is not known how closely this summary corresponds to the bill before congress. PG tried to break down the BHO plan summary, with key parts set off in bold type(the ob health plan-c54 ).

There are three parts to the plan. The summary this is based on did not mention “death panels”, abortion, or illegal aliens. PG feels these are red herrings, designed to divert attention away from the plan. The current debate is a huckster’s paradise.

The first part of the plan involves lowering costs. There are three major parts to this. The first part is to modernize and digitize our health records. The second part is better maintenance of chronic disease. The third part is an overall reform of the insurance and pharmaceutical industries.

The second part of the plan calls for health insurance for all Americans. The two big steps here are the elimination of the pre existing conditions issue, and the establishment of the “National Health Insurance Exchange”. This part  is in trouble, and may be compromised away.

The third part of the plan is a call for prevention and public health. There are a few big brother like calls for “interventions”.

PG suspects there is a great deal more to the debate than this pdf, but that it is a good place to start. A 12 page pdf can only scratch the surface. The phrase “G-d is in the details” comes to mind.

Clearly, the system we have is not working for large numbers of people. The employer based insurance requirements are a leading factor in the outplacement of jobs overseas. While PG has a few doubts about what he read today, he does not see the talk radio crowd offering a better solution.

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Was It Good For You?

Posted in Uncategorized by chamblee54 on August 22, 2009

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There is a statement about the role of government in our lives. It is floating around the internet. The original statement will be in green below. PG will add comments in blue. These comments are specific to life in Atlanta, GA.
The bottom line is that government plays a huge role in our lives. Even those who (loudly) claim to not like government benefit from its presence. In fact, many of the “small government conservatives” favor the deployment of 200k American troops eight time zones away. Can we say big government?

This morning I was awoken by my alarm clock powered by electricity generated by the public power monopoly regulated by the US department of energy.
The regulation of The Southern Company is done by the Georgia Public Service commission. How good a job the PSC does depends on who you talk to. TSC does keep the lights on. The bad news is a heavy dependence on nuclear and coal fired plants. There is  almost no development of solar, or other renewable sources of energy. I then took a shower in the clean water provided by the municipal water utility. The water bomb will go off someday in Atlanta. The developers do what they want, and the government refuses to do anything to help. One day the tap will go dry, and five million people will be without water. After that, I turned on the TV to one of the FCC regulated channels to see what the national weather service of the national oceanographic and atmospheric administration determined the weather was going to be like using satellites designed, built, and launched by the national aeronautics and space administration. The development of weather forecasting technology is a bright spot in the big government picture. The FCC not so much. I watched this while eating my breakfast of US department of agriculture inspected food There is an abundance of relatively safe food today. It is transportation heavy, with all the financial and environmental costs that apply. and taking the drugs which have been determined as safe by the food and drug administration. There is much good and bad here. The war on fun drugs is a disaster. While prescriptions are regulated, there is much corruption, and profiteering by big pharma. Many countries get a better return on the drug dollar than we do here
At the appropriate time as regulated by the US congress and kept accurate by the national institute of standards and technology and the US naval observatory, Standard time was an invention of the railroads. Modern life without it is inconceivable. While the government does regulate this, it is not beyond reason that a private concern could not do as well. But, what would be the advantage of that? I get into my national highway traffic safety administration approved automobile Many of the problems and benefits of regulation can be seen here. Yes, some problems are alleviated. However, the system is subject to corruption and political shenanigans. and set out to work on the roads build by the local, state, and federal departments of transportation, This is one thing the government does fairly well, albeit with a lot of corruption and human error. Some see this as a model for health care…i.e., health care is seen as being in the domain of government the way that road building is today possibly stopping to purchase additional fuel of a quality level determined by the environmental protection agency, Oh the problems and benefits of oil. Much of what we need is bought from dreadful governments, who use the profits to do awful things. using legal tender issed by the federal reserve bank. The Federal Reserve is a highly controversial, much misunderstood institution On the way out the door I deposit any mail I have to be sent out via the US postal service and drop the kids off at the public school. These are needed institutions that are conceded to be the domain of government. The talk radio crowd loves to bash them. Both no doubt could be improved, but are we willing to spend the money to do this?
After spending another day not being maimed or killed at work thanks to the workplace regulations imposed by the department of labor and the occupational safety and health administration, These regulations are imperfect, but do help enjoying another two meals which again do not kill me because of the USDA, I drive my NHTSA car back home on the DOT roads, to my house which has not burned down in my absence because of the state and local building codes and fire marshal’s inspection, and which has not been plundered of all its valuables thanks to the local police department. Public safety and building inspections are two more functions that are conceded to be the domain of government. The job of the police is made more difficult because of the war on drugs.
I then log on to the internet which was developed by the defense advanced research projects administration and post on freerepublic.com and fox news forums about how SOCIALISM in medicine is BAD because the government can’t do anything right.

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Oh You Pretty Things

Posted in Uncategorized by chamblee54 on August 21, 2009

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Using only song names from ONE ARTIST, cleverly answer these questions. Tag some others who might enjoy this. You can’t use the band I used. Try not to repeat a song title. It’s a lot harder than you think! Re-post as “my life according to (band name)”Pick your Artist: David Bowie

Are you a male or female: The Bewley Brothers
Describe yourself: Quicksand
How do you feel:Always crashing in the same car

Describe where you currently live: Life on Mars
If you could go anywhere, where would you go: Width of a circle
Your favorite form of transportation: Queen Bitch

Your best friend is: Young Americans
You and your best friends are: Kooks
What’s the weather like: Changes

Favorite time of day: Eight Line Poem
If your life was a TV show, what would it be called: Scary Monsters
What is life to you: Panic in Detroit

Your relationship: Fame
Your fear: Sound and Vision
What is the best advice you have to give:Somebody up there likes me

Thought for the Day: Hang onto yourself
How I would like to die: Ashes to Ashes
My soul’s present condition: Moonage Daydream
My motto: Andy Warhol

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