KLUGSTER

May 21, 2010

BP OIL SPILL SPELLS BANKRUPTCY

As the world waits to see if BP can contain the massive oil spilling into the Gulf of Mexico, in what will probably be the world’s worst oil disaster when it is all over. Everyone is also lining up to sue the oil giant for all the damage that is going to develop.

 Everything from personal injury for the workers that survived the explosion of the oil rig to the relatives of the 11 that died. The fisherman, that are now working for BP to help clean up the mess to the many business that are losing money from lost revenue.

 Then there is the various levels of the government that will be getting their hands greased from BP, as they level fines on the company for negligence for the hurt workers and the deaths of workers and of course the leak itself.

  Then there will be each individual state from Texas to Florida that will be looking to get their share of money for the cleanup costs and environmental issues that will arise for many years, after the leak is stopped.

 All of this of course will be after the leak is stopped. Just think about how much money BP is shelling out daily trying to stop the leak, and to contain the leak which has gotten so far out of hand, that astronauts in space can see the spill from space. Right now BP is spending so much money trying to stop the leak and contain the spill that their accounting department is working overtime writing the checks to everyone involved.

 Other factors that BP is now going to have to face is that many investors are going to want to cash out while they can, their stock is slowly starting to go south, also BP is going to see a backlash from the consumer at the pump as many will boycott the company.

 BP bank accounts are leaking so much money, just like the leaking oil well in the ocean. It will take time but the giant BP is slowly leaking in the Gulf with their fallen rig. Some people have already asked can BP survive this. It is hard to think or believe that any single company can handle the whole burden and survive this type of disaster.

 In about 2 years I will not be surprised when the pretty green BP signs around town come down and are replaced with another big oil giant of the world. It’s just a matter of time before their money well runs dry and they end up  going bankrupt or have to be bought out by someone else.

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October 22, 2009

CELL PHONE ETIQUETTE

What did everyone do before the invention of the cell phone? Today all you see is people with their phone’s attached to their ear, just talking about everything. They do it in their cars, at the Dr. Office, the grocery store. They are everywhere like roaches that will not go away.

People seem to lose all common since  when their phone rings, they have to answer it no matter  what and carry a long winded conversation while at the check out. I have seen women so into their conversation that they could not even acknowledge the person that just held a door open for them. Then there is  the person that crossed the road in front of on coming traffic, then had the nerve to look back and shrug their shoulders as if to say, what was their problem? 

People need to remember to think of others when talking on their phones. Everyone does not want to hear about Uncle Fester’s operation when riding home or to work on the bus. The clerk at the check out wants you off  your phone, not so they can hold small talk with you. But they want your full attention, so that you do not try to say, they did not give you the correct change back.

So if any of this sounds like you, when you are talking on the phone, take a second too think about others around you and show some etiquette the next time you use your cell. 

 

 

    

August 19, 2009

BRETT FAVRE’S GROUND HOG DAY

When I heard that Brett Favre had signed with the Vikings, all I could think about was that I thought he had retired. Then I remembered that he had retired before and came back. This is nothing new and we will probably be going through this again next year.

The more I thought about this I realized the only logical explanation for him to retire and then come back again-again and again and again is that he must be stuck in a true life twisted paradox of the movie Ground Hog Day. He says one day that he is retiring and he wakes up weeks later and finds himself in a football uniform.

For us the fans it is getting old to see him keep coming back, but to Brett Favre it is like he never said he was retiring. Instead of the world thinking it is another ordinary day, it is Brett that does not remember what happened the day or year before. What else explains him retiring and coming back every year.

What we need is Bill Murry to help Brett to figure out what he needs to do so the he can one day wake up and remember that he has retired from football.

August 12, 2009

HEALTH CARE REFORM SOLUTION

As the president tries to get a new plan in affect that gives everyone the chance to have health insurance,  the people with their own hidden agendas are coming out and creating mass chaos to get the people on their side of the agenda. These so called town hall meetings are becoming nothing  more than a traveling circus.

This country needs a total re- haul of our health care system, everyone agrees to this but with so many lobbyists and politicians trying to get their own agendas and pockets lined, it almost seems that we may never get a system for all the people.

I say we put all the big players in a round  room with no windows together and do not let them out till they come up with a plan that is totally beneficial to the people. No food or water, no devises that they can communicate with the outside world. No bathroom  only a  bucket in the middle of the room for them to use with one ply toilet paper. As they make progress they get a real bathroom break and then food and water as they continual to show progress.

Once a plan is put together that they believe will work for everyone. They put in a stipulation that they have to meet in 1 year in the same room to work out any bugs in the plan that is not working and continue to do this every year, till the plan is actually the best health care system in the world.

July 15, 2009

MICHAEL JACKSON IS STILL ALIVE

I was going to Florida for a well deserved vacation just 3 days after Michael Jackson had died, and while boarding on one of my connecting flights, I observed something that seemed out of place. There was a skinny looking man with dark hair with a surgical mask covering his face. Now this is not unusual in today’s standard but something about this guy just caught my attention.

 He kept looking around to see who was near him and was just eyeing everyone that went by him. He was definitely trying to hide something or was up to something. As we got seated he was seated just 2 rolls ahead of me to the right, and he still was looking around him like he was looking for someone, but I felt he was looking around to see if anyone was watching him.

 Then he noticed me looking at him, and I could see in his eyes and he looked terrified, but why I did not know. He now was only looking back towards me to see if I was still watching him. He was very fidgety in his seat at this point.

 After the plane took off, the captain came on and said he was a huge Michael Jackson fan and was dedicating this flight to him by playing some of his music during our flight. As the music started playing over the plane’s sound system, I looked over at the mysterious man that I had been watching. He was now bobbing and wiggling around in his seat. As I watched him it seemed more like he was dancing in his seat,  to the music being played through out the plane.

 He suddenly got up and walked past me towards the bathroom’s at the back of the plane. Out of the corner of my eye I thought I saw him moon walking as he disappeared towards the back. I suddenly had to go the restroom myself. As I entered the restroom I could here in the adjourning restroom the distinct low pitched humming of WOO-UO-HOO.

 I was now definitely getting an opinion of who this mystery man was. But I needed more concrete proof. I went back to my seat and decided that when we landed I was going to call my friend that works for the TSA. After calling my friend and explaining what I saw and told him what I suspected, he told me he would look into it and get back to me. The next day he called me back to tell me what he had found out and told me a story of his own.

He proceed to tell me that just a week before Michael Jackson died, an associate of his had purchased a one way ticket to the Florida Keys on the very same plane that I was on. My friend also told me that he contacted a friend of his from Homeland Security who told him that the same associate also had a reservation for a private yacht  tour of several destinations in the Caribbean islands.

I was then told that this associate is who checked in on the flight not Michael Jackson, and the operator’s of the yacht tour company also confirmed that it was not Michael Jackson on the tour, however this same associate is now missing.

It turns out that somewhere on the tour in Aruba, the supposed associate got off the yacht to tour the city on foot, and had told the yacht caption not to worry or wait for them if they did not come back. Since the yacht company had already been paid in full they had no concern’s about the customer not returning.

As it turns out, this is not the first time this yachting company has had associates of famous celebrities take private tours to Aruba, then disembark in Aruba and never be seen before. The first time was in 1973 just 2 days before Bruce Lee died and again 1 day after the death of Elvis Presley in 1977.

 I was then told that there are several privately owned islands in the Caribbean, and if someone knew the right people and had enough money they could easily disappear for ever. I asked my friend if he thought that is what happened. He told me that he did not want to create any conspiracy theories, that I should draw my own conclusion.

 So after thinking about it for a couple of weeks, I have came up with the only conclusion that I can. Knowing what I know and what I saw, there is no doubt in my mind what has happened. Many people will not believe it but there it is pure and simple.

 For many years  people have said that Bruce Lee and Elvis Presley were not really dead and now I believe those stories myself. They are very much alive today and now have been joined by Michael Jacksons, somewhere in the Caribbean.

For years Bruce and Elvis have been hiding from the world, I am sure Bruce has taught Elvis how to be a great martial artist and Elvis has taught Bruce to sing or how to dance to All Shook Up and Jailhouse Rock. Now it will not be long before Michael teaches them to moon walk.

 

 

April 20, 2009

ROAD RAGE

Filed under: HUMOR,OPINION,PEOPLE — klugster @ 6:33 AM
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It is so easy today, to get upset with other drivers out on the roads. When I was learning how to drive, I was taught to pay attention to the road and not let ourselves get distracted. But today there are so many distractions that I am surprised that there is not more accidents on the roads.

 

Used to be, that to get distracted from the road you were probably looking at something off the side of the road, or fidgeting with something in your car. Maybe you were talking to other people in the car when you went in the other lane with out even realizing it.

 

Today all of those still apply but, thanks to modern technology, we have more thing’s to distract us from our driving. Today we have our cell phones to talk on. We can not put them down to drive; we have to hold it to our ear just talking about nothing. At the same time not realizing we just cut a car off, or ran some poor slab off the road. Changing lane to lane with out looking to see where the other cars are. I personally like the ones kneeling comfortly, with their arm on the middle console, looking straight ahead with their phones plastered to their ear. They are the worst.

 

Then we have texting, which has taken the world by storm. We love to text while driving because we are such great drivers and just have to send that text, because the person I am texting to need’s to read what I have to say. Otherwise the world just may come to end if I don’t send that text now. What was that bump in the road? Who cares? Let me send one more text.

 

How about the portable DVD players? I have seen people with them on their dash and on their seat watching them as they drive. Do not have the time to watch that DVD last night, that’s all right I will watch it on my way to work. Was that a dog that just ran out in front of me?

 

I have seen people shaving while driving, with their electric shavers, looking in the mirror to see how they did. I used to get stuck behind a lady every morning putting her make-up on. After a couple of days of this, I started to honk and ride her ass; she paid me no attention and kept doing her make up. I hoped she would hit a bump and her make up would go up her nose.

 

 One day I pulled into a convenient store to get some coffee and the make up lady pulled in beside me. When I came back out to my car she was sitting in her car putting lip stick on her lips. As I was getting in my car I yelled to her that it did no help her looks at all. The look on her face was priceless.

 

I have seen people reading books while driving. I have seen one lady opening her mail while driving. She had one of those knives that cuts open the envelope, and then she would read it. I was beside her for about a mile on the highway just watching her read her mail.

 

I had a lady that hit me from behind while driving down the street. She said that she did not see me stop. I told her that I had not stopped or even hit my brakes till she hit me. She told me that she was talking to her cat when she hit me. I looked in her car and saw an animal carrier in the back seat.  I did not see the cat but assumed it was in the carrier. Later, when I told the cop about her talking to her cat, he said she told him that she was talking to the cat on her cell phone.

 

These are all the same people that oppose any kinds of new laws that forbid talking on their phones while driving. New driving on cell phone laws are being proposed in different cities everyday. I do not believe that we need new laws ,just better driving etiquette among drivers.

I can understand how some people get road rage and get into fights with other drivers. We all here about it and have had a moment of almost crossing that line. We all need to remember that the right to drive is a privilege. With that privilege is the responsibility to be the best driver that we can be, by keeping our attention to the driving. All the other distractions that we give ourselves need to be dealt with after we get out of the car.

 

 

 

                                                                                                                     

 

 

 

 

April 16, 2009

WRITING ABOUT NOTHING

Filed under: HUMOR,INTERTAINMENT,PEOPLE — klugster @ 10:58 AM
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I  had heard about blogging and had to see what it was about.  So I checked out some of the sites and read what people were saying.  I soon realized that everyone is a poet, a writer,  critic, news reporter, story teller,  and comedians. People talk and write about everything that you can think of.

I finally decided I could write a blog myself,  it could not be that hard. First I had to decide what I would write about.  I had all kinds of ideas, and I did not want to be one of those that write about nothing. So here I  am writing my first blog about blogging.  What a way to start out. 

I remember many years ago when I was in grade school, one of the teachers got the class in to writing to a pen pal somewhere across the world. I had written letters to family members but never to someone that i did not know. What was I going to write.  I wrote a couple of times to my pal but after a while I got no letters back. I thought that maybe I was boring  to write to, or maybe my pal could not understand my letters or writings. I wonder if anyone still writes to pen pals?

Now we have the Internet and the whole world is our pen pal. My how we have come along ways since then and it is still changing daily. I wonder what new type of letter writing  and communication we can expect in the future.

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