Saturday, November 17, 2007

Saturday's Stuff

The Old Fashioned Way
Divorce is very common and people are living together instead of getting married these days and it's no one's business but those who are doing it . . . or at least that's the conventional wisdom of the day.

Someone is paying a price for this.

Children are. Now even social workers are admitting that there is a problem. A child who lives with non-biological parents or at least adults who have no familial bond with them is almost 50 times more likely to be killed or seriously injured by a parental equivalent. That is not to say that there are no bad parents and no good step-parents because I have seen some biological parents who were a disgrace to parenthood and some step-parents who were stellar with their step children, but the statistics are too high to simply ignore. Perhaps it's time to rethink the changes to the definition of family that have happened in the last 30 or so years. I must admit to some concern about how much social workers are getting involved, but we need to do something. They say we "can't turn the clock back" and I say we may have to.

Don't Lower Gas Prices!! or I Kill Ya!!
Only in Detroit. A gas station owner lowers the price of gas by 3 cents and someone winds up dead. It started out as an argument, then went to a melee, and wound up with a man dead. This is ridiculous.

There is something else to this story that will go unsaid, but I'm sure that many will notice as the read the article. Others have already commented.

Michigan's Economy
In 05 they were saying our economy would start to improve during 07. Well 07 is has been here for a while and our economy is no better than it was then, in fact some could argue that it is worse than it was. This year Michigan lost double the jobs we were predicted to lose.

Now they are saying we will lose another 51,000 jobs in 08 and might see a little improvement in 09. It soon will reach the point where we have no where to go but up.

The Party Eccentric
As I read about Ron Paul I keep thinking that what he is saying sounds very familiar. Now it becomes clear. Except for Mr. Paul's opinion of the war in Iraq, he sounds very similar to a man who ran for president in 84, 88, and 92 trying to get the DEM nomination. He sounds like Lyndon LaRouche. I wonder if ol' Lyndon has changed his name, appearance and party.


Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

Chrysler is now private. The financiers are wondering if private ownership is the new "model" that will save the American auto industry. Chrysler has already eliminated the Dodge Magnum (25,561 sales this year), and is considering killing the Jeep Compass (33,513), Chrysler Aspen (24,251) and Jeep Commander (52,815). They would do well to do so, in fact.


8:56 PM  
Blogger dons_mind said...

.....and not a word about 'the game' .......hmmmmmmmmm

and at the end of the story, he's selling his gas 13cents higher! sheesh....strange....we'll leave the rest unsaid....

9:53 PM  
Blogger Patrick Joubert Conlon said...

You're right - Paul is the new Larouche - nuts.

And divorce was the most destructive thing to happen to family. I'm going to blog about it one day - the only sin that Jesus named and condemned outright - for good reason. I know - I've been divorced twice and it is one of the most evil things.

2:40 AM  
Blogger Donald Douglas said...

I saw the gas station story last night on the nightly news. That's sad.

Also sad is the effect of divorce on children. That's an older story, of course, and my wife and I can both attest to the trauma of parental separation.

Have a great Sunday!

1:18 PM  
Blogger benning said...

But he was such a nice man ... until he decided to start a fight with a rival over a three-cent price difference. No loss, but it's interesting that the station employees went along to fight. Sort of a tribal thing?

LaRouche/Paul ... hmmmm .... yeah they both ring the oddball bell, don't they?

I read about the child abuse thing on Bookworm's blog. How long until those stats are hidden or white-washed away?

2:57 PM  
Anonymous pete in Midland said...

what drives me absolutely BONKERS is ... after all Jennies drivel about "in five years ...", her government is still totally out of control. I just love all the posing from the scum in the idiotic department supposedly in change of our outdoors. Rather than cut any of their bloated staff ... the usual communist drivel - raise fees, close parks, increase fines ... yada yada yada.
If we closed that one utterly useless ... nay ... worse than useless ... backward and anti-business ... we could easily balance the books.
The result of all their meddling ... lakes that are drying up, beaches that are unusable, deer up the wazoo (including the one I hit on my motorcycle a couple of weeks ago) and business harassed to the point they simply close up shop and leave the state.

5:23 PM  

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