Friday, November 12, 2010

Butch's Big Dream About Old Crazy Noah Rings True in 2010

When word gets around Hubbard that Butch Jackson has had another big dream it is beginning to make it hard to get a chair at coffee time, that being 3:00 PM everyday but Sunday.  This week Butch came in with a really big one.

Here it goes, "This dream puts me right in the middle of a big deal going on several hundred years BC (that being 'before Christ' for those of you guys who live on both coasts). It seems there is this guy named Algore  who has surrounded himself with the most famous scientists of the era, and some local venture capitalists, of the times, who all have become somewhat interested in building personal wealth. Algore is going from village to village scaring women, children, and local dimwits about the evils of water. Seems Algore believes that the middle eastern area of the earth could be threatened by flood if evil water wells got out of control with excessive flooding to the extent that the world, as Algore and scientist knew it, could be destroyed. Algore's speeches were accompanied by scrolls and parchments depicting hand drawn graphics of mostly little children and pretty women drowning in pools of water."

Billy Roy has had enough, "Stop right there, Butch. You really dreamed this stuff? Even if you didn't the story is going to have to pick up a little to keep me awake still being on my happy pills to some extent due to my recovering back surgery of course."

"It more than picks up, BM. Check this out. Algore and friends come with big time reform solutions. They call it 'Bring Your Cup and Trade'. They set up something they call exchanges at each water well. If one lady at the well doesn't fill up her cup she must buy a credit for the water she didn't use from another lady who did use her water. This intent was to use the water up so it wouldn't flood.  Of course Algore gets a commission for handling the transaction as he says he is also measuring the water to keep the earth from flooding."

"I bet the water credits were pretty cheap, how did they make much money doing this," came back BM, always a little skeptical of Butch's stories for a number of really good reasons.

"There is way more," smiled Butch, giving the audience a hint that BM had really opened this conversation up in a way that might not be so good being some folks needed to get back to work. "Algore and friends also declared that most camels and donkeys don't drink enough water. They get the local Romans to declare that all such animals must be bought in the future from Algore who had a way more expensive set of vehicles, but claims they drink more water which will keep the earth from flooding.  They name their new animal breeds, The Californians.  Algore also advertises that their poop doesn't stink.  He doesn't stop there.   Algore also gets some regulations passed that call for new cups that have holes in the bottom spilling water and a bunch of other stuff like that. So Algore and buddies not only save the world from flooding but make a s__t pot full of money as well."

Sweet Lou feel hook line and sinker for the pause that Butch put in at this point, "Sad story Butch. That stuff just don't seem right to me."

"Not over, Lou. This local boat dealer known as Old Crazy Noah, who is supported by someone named God, who opposes folks like the venture capitalists, shows up in the nick of time. Seems he just builds this great big boat even though Algore has already saved the world from flooding."

BM is really tugging at his hat and starts jingling his truck keys, "Close it down Butch. It looks like it might take a weird turn here if you aren't somewhat careful with your memory."

"Winding down, BM. Seems a rain comes from the sky, not the water wells, for 40 days and most of those nights, and slap dab drowns everyone except this guy Noah, his friends, family, and favorite animals. These animal breeds become known as Texas Longhorns, Shorthorns, and of course, omething called Polled.  Kinda restarts the whole world over without the venture capitalists, scientists, and government regulators."

"And what about Algore," Mom had to ask.

"Oh rumor has it he is living in South America some place under another name and is running drugs into Mexico."

This writer just wonders out loud if maybe Butch's dream wasn't influenced by the fact that when the Republicans won back the House putting a damper on CAP AND TRADE that the price of carbon credits being sold on the Chicago Exchange went from $7 a ton to 10 cents a ton shutting the exchange down. Just maybe the safety of our World is still in the hands of God instead of the Algores, venture capitalists, scientists, and government regulators.

Think about it,


Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Let The Games Begin!!!

Billy Roy Michum is getting out a little now coming off his back surgery and seems he has some pent up gusto when it comes to the political scene, "Margaret Thatcher, the former Prime Minister of Great Britain, also known as the Iron Lady, once said, 'Socialists eventually run out of other peoples money'.  Well seems that has happened in the US and most of the world.  Or to put it in local terms, 'the s--t has hit the fan'. America has reached a point where citizens and politicians can't put things off any longer. The growth of federal government has exploded, not just in spending (up from approximately $20,000 per household in 2000 to $31,000 today), but in its reach. Government now sticks its dirty hands into every nook and cranny of our daily lives, from the type of toilet we can purchase, to the mix of fuel we can put in our cars, to the kind of light bulb we can use. Government policies have all but stopped domestic energy production (that would be US oil and gas) while pouring billions of public dollars into stupid alternative energy subsidies (that would be the wind and sun and stuff), reflecting the elitist, 'progressive' faith that bureaucrats can pick winners and losers better than private markets. As a result, energy is too expensive and we have grown too dependent on foreign oil. And now, unelected bureaucratic jerks have been empowered to dictate what health services we will purchase and how and from whom we will receive them."

Well, this little intro sent the coffee drinkers into a frenzy being that they don't even know what decaf is.  Sweet Lou Tekell, pulled his new Hubbard City Cafe hat down real tight and entered the fray, "Good call, BM.  Obama's Deficit Reduction Commission made their pitch today which puts the putt on the ice so to speak.  Little O and the Libs will get out early with a proposed agenda that includes stuff like:

 Tax hikes (as many hidden as possible) particularly on higher income

Claims their health care plan and a bigger government takeover, will reduce costs

Arguments that we need to dangerously reduce military costs while closing down agencies like the CIA (Central Intelligence Agency for those of you in Mr. Calm)

And last, but not least, putting more  businesses under government control and regulation. 

Mao, Stalin, Castro, and Chavez would be envious of this plan."

BM came back, "Exactly Lou.  That's why I have asked Butch to draft a Hubbard City Cafe 'Proclamation On Cutting Stuff'' to drive economic recovery in these United States.  What have you got , Butch?"

"Alright guys our position is basically something like a smaller more restrained federal government, reduced spending, lower taxes, and strong defense.  These are the first steps that I will be emailing to DC this afternoon.  Let's compare these details with the recommendations of Little O's Commission:

One:  FREEZE AND CUT SPENDING:  First and foremost, the age of entitlements must end. Rather than allow these programs to bankrupt us on autopilot, Congress should set firm and enforceable budget caps for Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security.  Congress must also immediately freeze discretionary budget authority at 2010 levels; and cut at least $200 billion from the federal budget for fiscal year 2012.

Two:  REPEAL OBAMACARE: Congress must immediately pass a bill that repeals Obamacare. Until Congress is able to get the President to sign a law repealing Obamacare, it must withhold funding, block key provisions and override regulations carrying out Obamacare. Only after Obamacare is rejected, can Congress undertake a careful, thoughtful legislative process to make practical adjustments that allow the free market to provide affordable, effective health care insurance choices.

Three:  STOP THE OBAMA TAX HIKES: Congress must reject the Obama tax hikes, and make permanent the tax cuts of 2001 and 2003, thereby helping the economy grow and create more jobs.

Four:  PROTECT AMERICA: Congress must pass a budget resolution that won’t put our troops at risk or leave Americans vulnerable. It can do this by providing for defense an average of $720 billion per year (to be adjusted for inflation) for each of the next five fiscal years, in addition to the funding needed for ongoing contingency operations. Congress must make the defense budget as efficient as possible and reinvest dollars achieved from reforms in the military to offset the cost of modernizing and developing next-generation equipment.

Five:  GET CONTROL OF GOVERNMENT: Congress must immediately reestablish legislative accountability by posting complete legislation, ending earmarks, reviewing all unauthorized programs and respecting constitutional limits on government. Congress must check executive branch overreach with aggressive oversight, roll back recent government interventions, stop unnecessary administrative regulations and sunset new ones, restrict bureaucrats’ rule making authority and override expansive executive orders."

BM closed, "Hit the send button real hard, Butch, and let the games begin."

Join in folks,