Friday, August 31, 2007

Daily Thought

Some people are like slinkies. Not really good for anything, but they bring a smile to your face when pushed down the stairs.

A Note From Jay Leno?

"The other day I was reading Newsweek magazine and came across some poll data I found rather hard to believe. It must be true given the source, right?

The Newsweek poll alleges that 67 percent of Americans are unhappy with the direction the country is headed and 69 percent of the country is unhappy with the performance of the president. In essence 2/3 of the citizenry just ain't happy and want a change.

So, being the knuckle dragger I am, I started thinking, ''What are we so unhappy about?''

Is it that we have electricity and running water 24 hours a day, 7 days a week? Is our unhappiness the result of having air conditioning in the summer and heating in he winter? Could it be that 95.4 percent of these unhappy folks have a job? Maybe it is the ability to walk into a grocery store at any time and see more food in moments than Darfur has seen in the last year?

Maybe it is the ability to drive from the Pacific Ocean to the Atlantic Ocean without having to present identification papers as we move through each state? Or possibly the hundreds of clean and safe motels we would find along the way that can provide
temporary shelter?

I guess having thousands of restaurants with varying cuisine from around the world is just not good enough. Or could it be that when we wreck our car, emergency workers show up and provide services to help all and even send a helicopter to take you to the hospital.

Perhaps you are one of the 70 percent of Americans who own a home. You may be upset with knowing that in the unfortunate case of a fire, a group of trained firefighters will appear in moments and use top notch equipment to extinguish the flames thus saving you, your family and your belongings.

Or if, while at home watching one of your many flat screen TVs, a burglar or prowler intrudes, an officer equipped with a gun and a bullet-proof vest will come to defend you and your family against attack or loss. This all in the backdrop of a neighborhood free of bombs or militias raping and pillaging the residents. Neighborhoods where 90 percent of teenagers own cell phones and computers.

How about the complete religious, social and political freedoms we enjoy that are the envy of everyone in the world?

Maybe that is what has 67 percent of you folks unhappy.

Fact is, we are the largest group of ungrateful, spoiled brats the world has ever seen. No wonder the world loves the U.S., yet has a great disdain for its citizens. They see us for what we are. The most blessed people in the world who do nothing but complain about what we don't have, and what we hate about the country instead of thanking the good Lord we live here.

I know, I know. What about the president who took us into war and has no plan to get us out? The president who has a measly 31 percent approval rating? Is this the same president who guided the nation in the dark days after 9/11? The president that cut taxes to bring an economy out of recession? Could this be the same guy who has been called every name in the book for succeeding in keeping all the spoiled ungrateful brats safe from terrorist attacks?

The commander in chief of an all-volunteer army that is out there defending you and me? Did you hear how bad the President is on the news or talk show? Did this news affect you so much, make you so unhappy you couldn't take a look around for yourself and see all the good things and be glad?

Think about it...are you upset at the President because he actually caused you personal pain OR is it because the "Media" told you he was failing to kiss your sorry ungrateful behind every day.

Make no mistake about it. The troops in Iraq and Afghanistan have volunteered to serve, and in many cases may have died for your freedom. There is currently no draft in this country. They didn't have to go. They are able to refuse to go and end up with either a ''general'' discharge, an ''other than honorable'' discharge or, worst case scenario, a ''dishonorable'' discharge after a few days in the brig.

So why then the flat-out discontentment in the minds of 69 percent of Americans? Say what you want but I blame it on the media. If it bleeds it leads and they specialize in bad news. Everybody will watch a car crash with blood and guts. How many will watch kids selling lemonade at the corner? The media knows this and media outlets are for-profit corporations. They offer what sells , and when criticized, try to defend their actions by "justifying" them in one way or another. Just ask why they tried to allow a murderer like O.J. Simpson to write a book about how he didn't kill his wife, but if he did he would have done it this way...Insane!

Stop buying the negativism you are fed everyday by the media. Shut off the TV, burn Newsweek, and use the New York Times for the bottom of your bird cage. Then start being grateful for all we have as a country

There is exponentially more good than bad.

We are among the most blessed peoples on Earth and should thank God several times a day, or at least be thankful and appreciative "

"With hurricanes, tornadoes, fires out of control, mud slides, flooding, severe thunderstorms tearing up the country from one end to another, and with the threat of bird flu and terrorist attacks, "Are we sure this is a good time to take God out of the Pledge of Allegiance?"

Jay Leno

Thursday, August 30, 2007

I Have The Perfect Spot For This Couch.




My living room.

:)

The Real Reason Alberto Left

The reason Alberto Gonzales left the Attorney General's job is much simpler than most people realize. Everyone has a dream to fill. His was to be an Elvis impersonator.

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Prayer























Dear Lord,
So far today, God, I’ve done alright. I haven’t gossiped, I haven’t lost my temper, I haven’t been greedy, grumpy, nasty, selfish, or over indulgent. I’m very thankful for that.
But in a few minutes, God, I’m going ot get out of bed, and from then on, I’m going to need a lot more help.
Amen.

A Little Sand Bar Action
















And Later Back On The Beach

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Saturday, August 18, 2007

See What Complaining Gets Ya


It was supposed to be a picture of an interesting pair (no pun intended) of tunnels from my vacation. Instead, she constantly gets in the way of what I’m trying to photograph. I tried complaining, but then she just starts taking her clothes off and laughing, like she did here. She even thinks its funny when she goes to pick up the prints at the Walmart.

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Sorry For The Obstructions


















I was trying to get some pictures of the clouds that were over San-O on Tuesday.

She always does this when I'm trying to get some pictures of cloud formations, mountain ranges, and, as I think about it, just about anything. If I complain, she starts taking off her clothes. I don't know what to do with her.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Caveman


If I were a large and powerful insurance company, I could make a commercial showcasing cavemen. I could make them barbaric and not very bright, and get away with it. Why?,they have been extinct for centuries.

I resent that. I still light a fire with flint, and I club my women over the head and drag them back to the cave by their hair.
I will be seeking advise on this matter from Sydney.

Thursday, August 09, 2007

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

San-O Surfing Tip No. 86: Surf Videos

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Watching a good surf video the night before surfing can really add to the experience.

Sunday, August 05, 2007

How Many Times Has This Happened To You?


Ladies,

No matter how many times you've
prayed it would finally happen,
you're sadly disappointed.




Because once again the software
stops before completing the job.

Saturday, August 04, 2007

Bad Day

I rear ended a car this morning...and let me tell you, it is going to be a REALLY bad day!

The driver got out of the other car, and he was a DWARF!!

He looked up at me and said, "I am NOT Happy!"

So I said, "Well, then, which one ARE you??"

That's how the fight started...

Friday, August 03, 2007

Thursday, August 02, 2007

Ohana Kemp Surfboards family fun day

Just a note to let everyone know that this sunday (aug. 5th) is the annual "Ohana Kemp Family Fun Day"! This year it will be held at DoHo instead of SanO. This family day is open to everyone and food is provided to anyone who is hungry. Later in the day lunch is served and later a raffle for some pretty neat stuff, including some Ohana Kemp Surfboards. There will be some enterainment with some Hula Dancers and music, and there is a surfing contest where the contestants don't even no the're being judged and awards are given to the top placers. Hope to see you there-----

Moon Phase