Society

So now the Supreme Court has upheld Gay marriage.

Now I don’t really care what people do, but now it seems society has chosen to make the abnormal normal. It’s ok to be gay, transgender (whatever the hell that is) and any other combination they can think of. You can’t turn on the TV now without seeing it. Where will it end? What will our kids have to deal with?

This Bruce Jenner thing is just pathetic. TV makes him out to be a hero. What a bunch of horse shit. He’s no hero, he is a freak that America is making rich. I can’t believe that people fall for this crap. 40 years ago this man WAS a hero to us. Winning the decathlon in the Olympics was awesome. To see him now, just shows how far we as a society have fallen. No matter what the freaks in the world say, I don’t have to approve of what he has done.  Everyone needs to quit watching this stuff on TV and put a stop to this.

OMG it 8pm and the show The Briefcase just came on. Some chick on there is becoming a dude. Really???? Prime time TV when all the young kids are watching. Kids today will grow up thinking that is normal. No matter how much they try to push it on us, it isn’t normal.

We need to remember that the way change is forced on us isn’t a sudden thing that you can resist, it’s like a gentle breeze that causes you to change your path and you don’t even know it until it’s too late. I’m afraid for society it may now be to late.

Until next time…..

Northern Michigan Roads…..Again

Since the state is the biggest customer for the paving/road building companies, why aren’t they setting the price that they will pay? That’s  how the auto makers do it. If you want to do business with them, then you will accept what they are willing to pay. Without the State, none of these paving companies would be in business. There certainly aren’t enough drive ways to pave to keep them busy.

Please leave me a comment, I am always interested in what others have to say.

Till next time…..

 

The Big Box Store Generation…..

As promised here are my thoughts on the “Big Box Store Generation”…..

When I was growing up I would go with my parents to the grocery store. Dad would park the truck in the parking lot, Mom would take my hand and we would walk to the store. When we got to the main drive in front of the store she taught me to stop, look both ways, make sure there were no cars coming and then walk across the drive. If there was a car, we waited until the driver either went on past or allowed us to cross in front of them.  If the driver allowed us to cross in front of then we would hurry so that we didn’t inconvenience them and give a nod or wave thanking them. This had little to do with who had the right of way, but had everything do to with getting run over by a car.

Then came the “Big Box Store”. They put in stop signs and cross walks. Now I believe this is a good idea as it tends to make everyone cross in the same area, BUT….. now no one cares about the person in the car. People will walk out into traffic without ever looking to see if there is traffic approaching. They will take their time crossing, not control their kids and just generally make a nuisance of themselves. People have become so rude, and it’s all about ME. Really?? What happened to everyone trying to “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you”? If we went back to the Golden Rule, the world would be a much better place.

Till next time…..

Bicycles Bug Me!!!

 

I can’t believe how inconsiderate people can be when they are on a bicycle. They impede traffic by riding on the road and have no respect for cars! When I was growing up we were taught to move to the far right of the shoulder when a car was approaching from behind. Why??? because it was bigger than you and could KILL you. It had nothing to do with who had the right of way or if you were allowed to be on the pavement. It had all to do with self preservation. Now it’s like people don’t care. They will ride on the pavement with cars, trucks and semis driving past them. Unbelievable…..

Then we spent all of this money on bicycle paths, and they still ride on the road. WTF??? Why are they doing that?? Why aren’t they given tickets when a bike path is available and they choose NOT to use it????

If a farmer drives a tractor on the road they must have a slow moving vehicle sign. Now anybody can see a big ole tractor, yet they must have a sign, and I bet they are supposed to move over as soon as possible to allow traffic to pass. Bikes aren’t required to have a sign, a flag or anything, yet they are very hard to see, and they won’t move over to let traffic to pass. It’s unbelievable how rude people can be anymore. Its all part of the “Big Box Store Generation”….. More on that topic later.

Till next time remember…..

Bicycle Safety

Tell me what bugs you……

Northern Michigan Roads….

What will the state and counties do now that they failed to force more taxes on us during the last election.

My thoughts on this are…

  1. Let’s find out why it costs so much to fix the roads. These roads were all built when there wasn’t as much gas tax or sales tax as today. They were built with out the million $ pieces of equipment that we have today. They were built with people. Somehow we were able to build AND maintain them. Now we pay some of the highest gas tax in the nation and yet our roads are falling apart. Where is the money going? I would love to spend time reviewing the spending to see where. If our elected officials spent our money as if it was their own, I bet it would be spent much wiser.
  2. Why don’t the roads last longer? We pave a road and it seems like in a couple of years it’s falling apart. I don’t ever remember roads going to hell so fast. And I never saw a road disintegrate the way roads do now. But you know, they used to put stone in the pavement. That seemed to give it strength. My thoughts are this….if a paving company does a good job the roads last and they have less work. Do a crappy job and you get to do it again in a couple of years.

We need to let our elected officials know this isn’t acceptable. They need to do a better job managing these companies and force them to stand behind their work and if the road goes to hell, they need to fix it at their expense! I’m tired of working hard and watch others throw my money away.

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