Wednesday, August 22, 2012

I Love George Stephanopoulos

I Love George Stephanopoulos!!  This morning he was interviewing that fucking idiot Akin.

It seems the "liberal" media is trying to start a movement to get him to drop out of the Missouri congressional race.

George - and I am paraphrasing here:  the RNC has uninvited him to their convention, Rush Limbaugh is saying you should step down, Mitt Romney - how is that the liberal media.

Akin - well I am pro-life.  I have voted against Obama care 30 times,

George - you have said by mis using one word you should not be dropping out of the race.  So are you saying that if you removed the word legitimate from your statement the rest of if would be true?

Akin - I realize that rape is a terrible thing (no shit - my comment) and that a person never gets over it (you think - my commnet again) and I do know that a woman can get pregnant from a rape - but I am pro life and I won't apologize for that.  I voted against Obama care 30 times and my opponent is pro abortion.

George - it is a proven fact that the majority of women that are raped are so traumatized and ashamed that they never report it.  Are you saying that abortion is being used by raped women to rid themselves of unwanted pregancies?

Akin - yes, it happens all the time.

George - Really.  You really believe that?

Akin - I am pro life and I voted against Obama care 30 times.

Keep on him George!!!

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Run or RUN

I have been walking every morning since I arrived in Honolulu.  There is a park across the street, while full of the homeless it is also full of so much more.

Not only are the views just crazy beautiful, but the things I see ....

A walker parked at the end of paved path.  It sat there where the person using it could no longer push it across sand.  I wondered where did this person go and if they needed a walker on a paved surface how did they walk on sand?

A bunch of people taking showers at the public bathroom.  Not just rinsing off from an early morning swim in the ocean, but a full on shower.  Soap, shampoo and conditioner.  Lather rinse repeat.  They did not seem to be a part of the above homeless population and I wondered about them.

Bootcamp in the morning.  Oh how we try to keep our girlish figures.  I got a hunch that most of us are never going to look like the leader of this group.  Buff, tan and so full of pep even I wanted to swat here.  Could not imagine listening to her for any length of time so early in the morning.

From bootcamp to yogo on the beach, nice.

And then there were the RUNNERS.  So there are runners and then there are RUNNERS.  Most of the people in the park this morning were runners, but then there was this couple that were RUNNERS!  You know the difference, runners just kind of run.  For the most part they look pretty serious, they mom pushing a stroller, the woman with the neon crop top, the guy that should keep his shirt on.

They all seem to be running.  They are sweaty and look tired.

Then there was the RUNNING couple.  Woman and a man they ran towards me the first time (yes the first time) at a full out RUN.  Not the a little jog, not something that gives you a little glow of sweat, a full out RUN that causes the people watching to wonder why.  She was in front and he was following her and neither of them was sweating.  They carried no water, they had no ipods, just the clothes on their backs and what I assume were really good running shoes.

Then I continued on, stopped and wondered about some the stuff from above, took a couple of pictures and looked up and damn if they were not coming at me again.  There seemed to be a little more sweat this time around at least on him, she was just like a machine.

I promised if they came at me again I would tell them hated them.  But in reality I would love to be them.  In my head I could be a long distance runner, I could do a marathon, I could - right.

Homeless in Hawaii

Homeless in Honolulu.  One would think it would be a pretty sweet place to be homeless.  After being here for a few days it seems there are lots of homeless here.  Lots.  At last count - January 2012 they estimate that there are nearly 6000 homeless here in Honolulu.

Seems to me that that is a lot of competition for whatever services are available here for the homeless.

They are every where, sleeping on the streets.  Sleeping in the back of trucks.  Pushing all their worldly goods in shopping carts or big black garbage bags.

I wonder what their reasons are.  Is it a choice for some people?  Have they couch surfed thru everyone they know?  Where are their families?   Are they too proud to take the help offered?  Do they enjoy this life?

I saw one couple this morning that slept in the back of their truck last night.  I wondered about why they were there, cause if they just wanted to sleep under the stars last night, I am sure there are a lot of prettier places on this island than Ala Moana Park.   They were in a nice truck, they looked well kept.

As beautiful as Honolulu is, there is a dark side here and the homeless I see every where I go seem to be only the tip of the iceburg.

Friday, August 17, 2012

The Road to Enlightenment

Yesterday I had to go to Sacramento for work, the drive takes a little over an hour and parts of it are quite boring, thankfully I have XM radio!

Well I just have to say this about my ride yesterday:

I don't care how many Buddhist monks you have in your Mercedes, use your damn blinker to change lanes and do not drive 40 in the high speed lane.

I do not care what level of enlightenment you have attained it is not going to save you when someone plows into you!!