rd: Okay let's bury the hatchet on the work background thingy. That's really not the issue. I believe you worked hard over your life and should be congratulated for that. Most handout lib types can't say the same. ("Where's my check!!")
The real issue is did you vote for the doofus currently in office? I hope not, because everyone who pulled the lever for The Messiah should feel accountable and a whole lot disappointed right now.
But take some heart in knowing that even though liberalism is a disease, it's not incurable. Come join us on the other side, you'll feel much better for it.
With your background, I am quite surprised that you have the present attitude and politics. Plainly, you are on the wrong side of the fence here.
I too grew up on a farm in the Midwest, spent 4.5 years in the US Navy in the early to mid 60’s, 3.5 years in the Submarine Service aboard the USS Cusk – (SS-348) home ported out of Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, used the GI Bill and had my own electrical contracting business to finance my college education, was a professor at the college while working on my M.S. degree, worked for Chevron for 30 years as a union employee, supervisor, department head and operations manager on mostly domestic projects with some international exposure toward the end of my working career. And, during the process, moved my family more times than a man should and way more than I wanted to. overall, it was a great ride and well worth my and my families efforts and sacrificies.
Now, to the issues at hand… How can you represent the present Congressional majority? Most of those people would not know how to pour piss out of a work boot if the instructions were on the heel. Take another hard look at the backgrounds of those that represent the present majority. The farmers that I grew up with did not need someone to tell them what was right or wrong. Nor did they need the US government to keep them profitable.
GolfI am amazed how little you understand about those of us that worked very hard during our lifetime of employment. I spent 31 years teaching students what capitalism is all about and how to be good productive workers and businessmen. Furthermore, I worked in a large factory making parts for submarine engines,and locomotive engines. I guess you think that farmers don't add to the capitalistic system. I can guarantee that a lot of our dairymen work many more hours a day than you ever did. All of us that were Agricultural Education teachers were part of training future Agriculturists to be productive and efficient. Without the hard work our farmers put in, we would be short of food like so many other countries. We contribute more to the economy than just about any other sector. So, I guess you have little knowlege of the agricultural sector. Incidently they are a major user of petroleum products. Maybe you should develop a better attitude about other peoples occupation.
Plus, I spent 7 years teaching in a college training Agribusinessmen and Adult farmers.
Meanwhile, back at the ranch, DC is up to it's ass in Global Warming. Over 3 feet of the stuff!
It maybe that it will wash the bullshit off of the lawn at the whitehouse. It keeps pouring out of the windows of the Oval Office.
rd: Made a difference in people's lives, blah, blah, blah....yup, you're a liberal alright. Question is did you produce anything? Create any wealth for the greater good? Do you understand the virtues of capitalism? I didn't think so.
I guess the question I should have asked was, for how many trips made up the $101,000.00. I am always against Government waste. But, I do know a law was passed that the Speaker of the House was to have a military plane to travel in after 9/11. Dennis Hastert used the military plane practically every weekend which was his right. Seeing you know so much about flight costs by politicians, how much did it cost the taxpayer when GWB flew out to the ship that was only 30 miles from shore? I will wait for your answer to see if you really are against excessive spending.
By watching and listening to the attached news report from CNN should answer your weak questions.
What a truly horrable person. And, three heartbeats from being President of the US. How did this happen? And how does she stay in office?
I did reply to your e-mail verifying my education, and a detail about my work experiences. Maybe the post was to long and did make make the trip. Sorry about that. I grew up on a farm where we learned to work at a young age. In fact, I milked my first cow by hand when I was eight years old. One poster to this site stated he works 50 hours a week. I sometimes had 30 hours worked from Friday night to Monday morning when I went to work. I know farmers that work 48 hours in two days when it is planting season. Yes, you read that right, they didn't quit planting for two days. So don't give my that crap about how hard some of you work.
You asked me to tell you why I think I worked harder than most of this board. I will gladly tell you. I started milking cows by hand when I was eight years old. My brothers and sister and I walked 2.25 miles to grade school. We had to get up at 4:45 every morning, milk a herd of 30 cows, feed the cows. clean the barn, throw down silage and hay and walk a quarter of a mile to the school bus by 6:45. After school the work started all over again. After high school I worked in a factory for 3 months and then went back home to help my father on the farm; we had 200 acres. He was over 60 years old at the time. I took a job in a feed mill and worked 9 to 10 hours a day for 6 days a week. I still got up at 4:45 and milked cows before going to work. I went into the Army for 2 years. During the time I was in the Army I was promoted to Corporal and for the last 10 months I was the assistant Mess Sgt. I also played baseball on the batallion team and made the all star team. Then I went to College after I put my two years of Service in. While in College I worked on a farm for my room and board and was paid $5.00 a week for one year. Then for the next 3 years I worked almost every weeked doing odd jobs like drenching sheep, castrating sheep, digging postholes and building fence. I washed windows on the hospital, unloaded coal cars and raked leaves. I also joined the Army Active Reserves for three years. I was promoted to Sgt. and was discharged with a permanent rank of Sgt. Incidently, I was asked to go to OCS but declined because I had other goals in life.
After graduation I taught High School Voc. Agriculture for 31 years. I taught students how to dehorn cattle, castrate male bovine animals, give vaccination injection, how to fit animals for showing at Fairs, and many other skills. After retiring from High School teaching, I worked for a farmer that needed help for 3 summers for $5.50 an hour putting in 10 to 12 hours a day. There were weeks, that from Friday after the school week was done, I put in 30 hours on school work before I reported for work on Monday morning. I worked full time, part time in a Technical College for 7 years teaching Plant Morphology and Physiology, Soils and Fertilizers, Agri-Business Careers and headed up the Intern Program. I wrote the Curriculum for Plant Morphology and Physiology which is used in the Tech Colleges. I also did one year of working for the Farmers Home Administration doing year end reports.
I also worked 2 years for the Census Bureau as a job recruiter and a tester. I was given an award for being the top recruiter and tester. One further note; my wife and two sons and I had 1.25 acres of cucumbers that we hoed, pulled the weeds and picked for 3 summers. I doubt if any of you on this board have ever done back breaking work like picking cucumbers in the hot sun. We never ate the evening meal until after 9:00 P.M. from the middle of July until the middle of Sept. Yes, school started at the end of August so that meant we picked early in the morning and after school was out. And, by the way, I had 6 different high school preps, plus a study hall and also was the Vocational Coordinator for the District.
In fall and winter, I referred football, basketball and umpired baseball for 3 years. What do I do now? I probably put in 10 to 20 hours a weeks as a volunteer for 4 organizations. One other item, I received two awards from my Company Commander for exemplary work. Is that busy enough for you?