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Not necessarily. Yes, there are shortages in some economically poorer countries but the shortages may be due more to the price of buying rather than an actual shortage of available food. A lot of factors have caused a dramatic increase in food prices: drought, gasoline prices, and the use of some produce for producing biofuels to name a few.

Some bigger chains are starting to limit the amount of some commodities, such as rice, that people can buy per visit. Why? Because people have gone into hoard mode. You see, it’s cheaper to buy in bulk and dry goods last forever. Buying in bulk those staples that one uses regularly reduces the number of trips to the grocery store as well. Just makes sense to me.

I missed the first hour and often do, but the last minute is what I write about today. Not Rush, so much as one of his callers. This caller had a brilliant idea, no doubts about it. He said that since the Democrats are having such problems choosing a presidential candidate and should almost certainly pick neither but look for a third option, we could give them McCain and rerun the primary for the Republican side. (This is not exact quotes but my summation of the call.)

I know what you’re thinking and you’re quite likely right, but let’s think about this. We conservatives were disenfranchised big time this election. Most of us didn’t have the opportunity to vote for our chosen candidates as McCain’s independent and crossover Democrats tilted the Republican results in his favor.

Beyond that there are some positives. Giving them McCain would give them someone they could really believe in, except for the extreme left. He once considered joining the party so it would not be an unthinkable burden for him to switch over now. He’s the unifier the Democratic Party is looking for as he spends more time on their side of the aisle than ours.

Think about it.

Parents Fight Over Which Gang Toddler Should Join

COMMERCE CITY, Colo. — A couple fighting about which gang their 4-year-old toddler should join caused a public disturbance that resulted in the father’s arrest, Commerce City police said Thursday.

On Saturday, Joseph Manzanares stormed into the Hollywood Video store where his girlfriend worked, threatened to kill her and knocked over several video displays and even a computer, Commerce City police Sgt. Joe Sandoval said.

After he ran out of the store, police were called and the 19-year-old was arrested at his home.

His girlfriend told police that they had been arguing about the upbringing of their son and which gang he should belong to. The teen mother, who is black, is a member of the Crips. Manzanares is Hispanic and belongs to the Westside Ballers gang, the woman said.

 

“They have different ideas on how the baby should be raised. Basically, she said they cannot agree on which gang the baby would ‘claim,'” Sandoval said. Manzanares was charged with disorderly conduct, harassment, and domestic violence. He was transported to the Adams County Detention Facility. 

On Tuesday, he pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct and was sentenced to a year of probation. The misdemeanor harassment charge was dropped.

Considering the damage done over making a simple decision such as this, one wonders how they got together in the first place. The bolded part being called understatement is too mild a word for this. Neither is capable or raising a baby.

Via an email sent to hubby:

Telephone in Church
A man in Topeka, Kansas decided to write a book about churches around the
country. He started by flying to San Francisco and started working east from there.

Going to a very large church, he began taking photographs and making notes.
He spotted a golden telephone on the vestibule wall and was intrigued with a sign,
which read ‘Calls: $10,000 a minute..’ Seeking out the pastor he asked about the phone and the sign.

The pastor answered that  this golden phone is, in fact, a direct line to heaven and if he pays the price he can talk directly to GOD.

The man thanked the pastor and continued on his way. As he continued to visit
churches in Seattle, Dallas, Denver, Fargo, Chicago, Milwaukee, and around the
United States, he found more phones, with the same sign, and the same answer from each pastor.

Finally, he arrived in Tennessee, upon entering the church in West Tennessee behold – he saw the usual golden telephone.

But THIS time, the sign read, ‘Calls: 35 cents.’

Fascinated, he asked to talk to the pastor, ‘Reverend, I have been in! cities all
across the country and in each church I have found this golden telephone and have
! been told it is a direct line to Heaven and that I could talk to GOD, but in the other
churches the cost was $10,000 a minute. Your sign reads only 35 cents a call. Why?’

The pastor, smiling benignly, replied, ‘Son, you’re in Tennessee now ……
You’re in God’s Country, It’s a local call.’

I’ve watched and waited for just one, anyone, to ask the question in regards to Carter’s trip to speak with the leader of Hamas. I could cite all number of articles and news footage about it as well as the State Department not being happy about it. But not one person asked: “Where’s his authority to do it?”

A few nights ago, I caught the tail end of Hannity and Colmes during which the Carter trip was discussed but the last segment really intrigued me. Hannity was angry at Barr for even contemplating running because he’s viewed as a real threat to a McCain win. Why be angry at Barr. As with Fred Thompson, the consideration comes because there is a lack of satisfaction with our apparent nominee. If they’d spend less time blaming others for their lack of support, perhaps they’d have time to look inside where it matters and decide what they can do differently that would make a positive difference.

Barack Obama is under fire for comments he made at a closed fundraiser. Clinton called it true. However, she failed to mention she looks down on us, too, as does McCain.

Even in the face of the crumbling hoax of global warming, Congress continues its plans to ripoff the citizens.

From IBD Editorials we have this and this. Schizophrenia is too mild a word for this. Also, from IBD, we have the biggest do nothing Congress in history but they think they should run the Airline Industry.

A new category has been created for this so expect to hear more in the future. Political integrity is an oxymoron these days, but it shouldn’t be. Doing what’s right, instead of what’s politically expedient should never be an oxymoron.


You Are 91% Grown Up, 9% Kid


Your emotional maturity is fully developed, and you have an excellent grasp on your emotions.

In fact, you are so emotionally mature – you should consider being a therapist!

How Emotionally Mature Are You?

They really don’t want me to consider being a therapist. Really they don’t. I tried that once. All I got for it was being in trouble all the time.

When one finds oneself in such a mood, one usually should find something else to do for a time. However, finding something else to do doesn’t always help and this is where I find myself these days.

All too often the media is busy making the inconsequential consequential while the truly consequential is ignored or marginalized. It’s not just a disaffectation with the political parties, or the media that scurries about trying to make our current presidential candidates look better than they could dream of looking under the harsh light of day. Or doing the same for the already elected politicians, with a few exceptions, mainly Bush and Cheney.

It’s the willing “suspension of disbelief” with which the body electorate raise up their preferred politicians.

It’s the media’s self-fulfilling prophetics (the economy and global warming to name a couple).

It’s the tax and spend federal government who complain mightily about the cost of necessary government while earmarking every pet project that comes their way.

It’s the welcoming of our enemies’ transgressions, both past and present, while ignoring the needs of the people for whom they pledged to work.

It’s the hate and anger that seems to permeate everything, sullying what was once good.

It’s the religious non-freedom.

It’s political correctness.

It’s the sexualization of our children which we tacitly accept by allowing the educational system to give them birth control and plastic surgery at whatever age the educational system deems appropriate.

It’s the lack of parental responsibility for raising responsible citizens, while excusing heinous acts by gangs, murderers, thieves, and rapists.

It’s the anti-Americanism exuding from its own citizens.

It’s the being forced to become ever more dependent upon a government far removed from the lives of ordinary citizens.

It’s the total lack of common sense when it comes to making domestic policy.

It’s the total lack of accountability for their actions when it comes to making domestic policy.

“It’s always someone else’s(type any name for someone else) fault.”

It’s the anti-military protest groups that don’t seem to understand that no matter what we did with our military, it’s not going to change the minds of our enemies.

I could go on and on but the sad fact is this country is FUBARed and there is nobody willing to sacrifice what it’s going to take to fix it.

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