Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Phoenix, Gas prices and Winning Shots!

By choice, I’ve boycotted the fine city of Phoenix and won’t go there unless it is absolutely necessary, mainly because of the immigration stance they have taken. If I did go there, hell, I might get deported to Mexico cause I have the same type of features (shades of Born in East L.A.), but now this nonsense is getting close to home. Those whiter-than-me state legislators are pushing for the same type of laws here. If I’m stopped here (racial profiling), then I have to show a tribal ID and damn just think if I don’t have one on me, would I be shipped off to Mexico or some far-off land? What would I do there? I can’t talk Mexican, and I weigh too much to climb the big fence they have erected between the United States and Mexico, so I guess the only thing I could do is improvise and sit around and smoke dope or join the local cartel to make enough money to support my family back home.

It just seems to me, these politician people oughta be trying to fix the messed-up state budget, and at last count, it stood at $500 million. And did I mention this is is a Republican state? It has been for long, long time so they can’t blame Democrats for the huge deficit. It’s bad enough they are attacking the strippers and taking their living away from them. They make all these wise decisions in the newly renovated state capitol building (could this be the source of some of the deficit? At last check it was $172.5 million in expenditures so far and counting?) and now they want to target the dark-skinned ones in this state. Damn, what’s next? Will they put all the people at KNI out on the street?

At the gas pumps, our local station is charging $3.47 a gallon and in California it is well over $4.25 a gallon. It’s not all political unrest in the Middle East, some experts say the consumption by Americans is also a factor. Experts say gas is going up because the economy is getting better and the unemployment rate is going down. Oh, let me put this on pause for a second! The people are going back to work here in the US of A, so the best thing for big business is to raise the prices at the gas pumps. Help me, somebody, anybody, figure this out. Luckily I don’t’ have the energy to drive or fly to watch KU play in the Big Dance, so the gas isn’t a factor for me at the moment. But, it doesn’t matter if I’m there or not because KU is getting the scissors ready. Maybe poor old Charlie Sheen might have the time to watch a few games since Warner Brothers fired him yesterday

On a more serious note, the following story highlights the highs and lows of life: It is just plain awful about what happened to 16-year old Wes Leonard of Femville, Michigan. He hits the winning shot in a basketball game that kept the team undefeated for the season and a few seconds into the team celebration, the young man died of heart failure. This isn’t a desired outcome for any of our children and my prayers go out to this family in Michigan. The young man will keep hitting those winning shots in the afterlife.

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