Muzings

TP Tax Unfair to Women

Posted in County, State by muzeuterpe on October 27, 2010

Oh for the sake of cats! A tax on toilet paper! This is discrimination against women in West Virginia, but you won’t hear the NOW gang speak up. Brooks McCabe is part of a gang of WV Legislators who think it’s just dandy to tax toilet paper 20 cents per roll.

Why does it discriminate against women, you may ask? Because women use TP EVERY TIME they got to the john. Men only use it on special occasions.

This shit has got to stop.

It’s Finally Here – And I don’t have time.

Posted in National, State by muzeuterpe on May 14, 2008

Well finally, it’s here.  The day AFTER the primary elections. But I don’t have much time to discuss it.  I have a funeral to attend today.  It’s one of those things where they do it all in one day.  Family at 11:00, friends at noon, service at 1:00 then 30 miles at slow speed to the cemetary.  I’m family.  I have to be there.  I also have to be in Dunbar at 9:30 this morning, so I have a lot of gas to burn.

The people of West Virginia have spoken.  They want Hillary and McCain.  We’ve been called ‘uneducated’, low income, old and white.  The Governor was offended by it. [I couldn’t find a quote, but I saw him comment during the morning news on WCHS TV8.] But, people, it’s a fact.  Run the numbers. WV has some of the highest levels of illiteracy, unemployment, underemployement and diverstity in the country. Suck it up!

Now, McCain.  I guess I have to accept it.  A full 75% of Republicans voting in the primary voted for McCain.  That hurts.  I was hoping to be able to point to a majority of Republicans voting for someone else, but even I have to accept that 25% isn’t the majority.  But I still don’t like him.  I still can’t support him.

Obama, well he’s a snob.  Yes I know.  That’s name calling.  But that’s me today, well this morning.  I’ll get past it

I was surprized that Spike Maynard went down.  I have several friends who think he’s pretty good.  I don’t know him myself.  Other than that, I wan’t that impressed. 

Time to run.

Wi-Fi Bye-Bye?

Posted in General by muzeuterpe on May 13, 2008

Ok, so I’m traveling for work and I purposely stop in South Charleston for lunch so I can use the free wi-fi the city is supposed to have.  Well, where is it?  I stopped at the same establishment I have in the past, ordered the same lunch items and plug into the converter to power up the old notebook … no signal.

Well, ok, there were two bars, but not enough to connect.  So I spend 30 minutes moving around the parking log to no avail.  “AH!!” I think.  “I’ll go to the public library.”  But, nope, nothing there either.

I did find a spot, but it isn’t in South Charleston.  If any of you folk know if the Wi-Fi is out because of the storms, or if the city has shut it down, let me know.  I don’t need to do this very often, but I will stop in town and SPEND MY MONEY to enjoy the ‘free’ service. 

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Will This Never End?

Posted in National by muzeuterpe on May 2, 2008

I just can’t take much more of the Obama/Clinton match.  Actually, I can’t take much more of this election period.  I have real issues to worry about.

Food — Food prices are on the rise.  What a shocker.  As the environmentallists screamed for ethanol and alternative fuels, there were plenty of us trying to tell you that it would drive up the price of food.  It’s simple Econ 101 — supply and deman.  The more land you take out of food production the less that is there to feed people.  Then you have to tote the food in from South America.  Now, Congress wants to create ANOTHER special program for special people, one of which I am not.  I get to pay the high taxes to support these people AND pay the high prices because I’m not one of them. 

Fuel — The same idiots who have been screaming alternative fuels are the ones who have crippled our countries ability to refine crude into fuel.  That’s also an Econ 101 no brainer.  It doesn’t matter how much oil you have in your barrel if you can’t turn it into something usable.  So, we fight for oil against China, India and a couple other growing countries who don’t have the environmental regulations.  And don’t even start on “Big Oil” and their “obscene profits.”  Nobody wants to talk about the “obscene taxes” the government is raking in on those profits.  Cut the freaking state and federal taxes if you want to help the little people.  Oh wait —

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., weighed in against the scheme Thursday, telling reporters “there’s no reason to believe that any moratorium on the gas tax would be passed on to the consumer.”

Here’s the real problem, people in this country have become so far removed from the farm they have no freaking idea how things really work.  They don’t realize exactly what it takes to put three ears of corn on the store shelves.  They just walk into Kroger or Wal-Mart, pick-up what they want [note: want, not need] and move on.  Food and crude oil prices aren’t static.  Chevron doesn’t set them, but Chavez does.  So does OPEC [ Algeria, Angola, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Libya, Nigeria, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Venezuela, and Ecuador] by how much they’ll pump, the rest is up to the commodities market.

Housing — Now, this is really pissing me off.  Seven years ago I decided it was time to get a new home.  Now, many of my friends have homes in the $100K range, not me.  I financed a $40K doublewide mobile home and plopped it on a piece of land I purchased for $20K about 10 years before.  Why?  BECAUSE THAT’S WHAT I COULD AFFORD!!  My payments are around $400 per month on a fixed interest rate.  BECAUSE THAT WAS THE SMART THING TO DO!!  But, because I was a responsible person the government won’t be helping me out at all.

Credit — Oh lord, you know, why is it that every interest rate in the world will come down except what’s on credit cards?  I don’t have a lot on credit, but I want to get ride of it.  But I can’t because I get hit with $50 in intrest charges every month.  They jack the rate all the time.  I don’t want to get into that shuffle where you roll your credit to a new card for the “introductory rate” and then try to remember to roll it back.  I’d never make it.  Being self-employed I don’t have a steady income so I can’t get a loan right now to get a fixed lower rate.

But — these aren’t the important things.  The important things are Obama’s preacher, Hillary’s sniper dodging and McCain’s age.  I need to get my priorities straight.

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