Random Thoughts

So now we have one mega-company in Belgium (run by a Brazilian) who owns over 70% of the beer sold in the USA. Mind you, that 70% doesn’t mean it’s quality-tasting beer, just popular beer. I suggest this company also buy and merge McDonalds, Burger King and Wendy’s. Mind you, that 70% of burgers consumed doesn’t mean it’s quality-tasting hamburger. They would then own 70% of all beer and hamburgers consumed in the USA. Then they could open up a huge chain of pub-burger stands all over the world. Give it an English Pub sounding name. They could call it Peebeer and Crapburgers.
English Pub

I dreamed I beat the shit out of Rhonda Rousey. Felt good.



Then I dreamed Greg Hardy beat the shit out of me. Felt bad.


I wish my Grampa would have just bought one lousy share of IBM when they went on the New York Stock Exchange. It was 1924 and he was raising my twelve year old father so I know he didn’t have an extra $47 lying around. BUT, if he had bought that one lousy share and hung onto it and then passed it down to ME….AHA!  That one lousy share for $47 would have magically turned into 11, 879 shares. The stock is now priced (and it’s way down) at $133. That one lousy share would now be worth $1.6 million bucks. Damn you, Grampa.



I can’t add anything that hasn’t already been written about the terrible tragedy in France. The emotions that are stirred up are certainly a mix-bag of compassion, sadness, anger, fear, helplessness, and frustration.

Our local newspaper had a small story in a back section about a young California girl attending Long Beach State who was one of the victims in Paris.
On the front page our newspaper had a big spread (did I say Front Page?) about a local Bakersfield girl who is living in Paris and through fate, luck and timing did not meet her friends for dinner that night in a restaurant two miles away from the carnage. However she and her mother did not state that fate, luck and timing had anything to do with her outcome. They both made a point (she has an entire blog about it also) that the reason she was saved was God was watching over her. When I hear such an arrogant statement I want to puke. It certainly points a finger at the hundreds of causalities and says, gee, too bad God wasn’t looking out for them. Well, I’m happy for her that she is so special and not just lucky.




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2 Responses to Random Thoughts

  1. fiddlrts says:

    I share your annoyance with the whole “God was looking out for me – but not for them” thing. It leads all too easily to the attitude that one deserves better than others, which isn’t what I would consider a very Christian viewpoint at all. And don’t even get me started on the fact that everyone is in solidarity with France (which is good) but most have ignored the similar attack in Beirut the day before. (not so good) All these deaths are tragic, and none were more “deserved” than the other, and life and death weren’t just at the whim of a capricious god. Real live humans were the perpetrators, and other humans were the victims, and sometimes random chance made the difference between death and life…

  2. Robert D. Levinson says:

    Is our fate predetermined or merely the whim of some extra-celestial force? I try to keep one foot in each school of thought, just in case, Sure seems like those suicide bombers chose their fate as well as the 129 victims. Tragic.

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