Thursday, January 11, 2007
Imagine life without Chevy
I need to visit the dentist. I have significant tooth decay. I also have a hernia, so I will probably wait until one or the other lands me in the hospital.
The last time I was at the dentist was about ten years ago. He explained to me what he was doing. He mixed the 2 parts of the epoxy and drilled out the tooth and he sanded it down. I mentioned that it seemed to me to be very similar to how one would fix rust on a car. He said "NO! It's nothing like that!" Sorry, I didn't mean to insult your expensive education by equating it to peasant labor.
Ten years ago I would have been thrilled to make what I'm making now, but it's a little tougher now. The student loans are garnishing my check and the IRS is waiting right behind them. I have lawyer bills and credit card bills thanks to my ex-wife (it's not Homos that are threatening the sanctity of marriage. It's spoiled princesses who think love is a weapon). When I listen to the debate over minimum wage, I am incredulous. What debate? If it's this tough for me, a single guy living in an apartment and making between 10 and 11 an hour, how are these families even surviving on minimum wage?
JFK was one of our better presidents; certainly better than the one we have now. But he did say one thing that I can't agree with. He said, "ask not what your country can do for you." Well. I understand the sentiment he was trying convey and I think it's a catchy slogan, but it set a bad precedent. Another great president said, "By the people, for the people". Thats right, they work for us; we don't work for them. A lot of people seem to be forgetting that. Ask yourself who could get more accomplished; a government without any citizens or citizens without any government.
Now GM is in trouble. Thats right, GM. Do you know anybody who has never driven a Chevy? They try to paint a rosy picture for the future, but I can tell they're worried. They already got rid of Oldsmobile. And guess what, it's because of the high cost of health care. The greedy doctors, lawyers and insurance companies are ruining it for everyone else. Well, if you are a doctor, lawyer or insurance guy, I'm sorry to paint you with a broad brush, but this is the internet after all. How will you maintain your life-style if everyone is too broke to afford your services?
You all know that I'm an atheist, but that doesn't mean I think that Jesus was not a smart guy. He said something along the lines of "what so ever you do to the least of my brothers, that you do unto me." I guess I missed the part where he said "thou shalt collect all forms of material wealth so that thou mayest place a jesus fish on thy Hummer." In fact I believe that is directly oppisite to what he said. A Hummer is bigger than a camel, so I don't think it's going to fit through the eye of a needle either.
If you are a doctor or lawyer and you drive an economy car, and you live near the 219 area code, and you believe in evolution, I want to talk to you.
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