Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Monday, February 20, 2012
Thursday, December 8, 2011
Friday, June 17, 2011
Yesterday, I am happy to report that U2's front man, the Edge, got edged out of building 5 homes above Sierra Retreat in Malibu by Building Safety. "NO" was the answer. The environmental impact would have been noteworthy. Again, the septic system issues still prevail up in those hills and down at the beach. It is nice to see that money does not speak for the public's view and scientific sense, at least for this controversy. Also, the "global" concerns that U2 profess, may need to be restated so that they remain believable. We need to take care of our own backyards while we are saving the world. See http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/05/01/the-edge-vs-malibu-reside_n_194739.html
Monday, May 9, 2011
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Obama was born with a talent to listen, to show empathy, and to be attentive while making people feel a part of something bigger. Even on the playground as a youngster, he played with the group for the common welfare in that sandbox. At Harvard Law School, Obama was appointed the president of the law review after winning an overachievement award. Conservatives as well as liberals voted for him. During this time in the 80’s and political correctness, this honor was the first bestowed to an African-American in the school’s history. Obama has a gift of making even the smartest and most talented feel righteous by supporting the Obama wave of change. It’s no wonder that 95% of the Black Americans, 43% of the Hispanic minority, 35% of young people and 37% of Women, who registered, cast their vote for this star. Apathy took a pause, replaced by an enthusiastic yes we can and yes we did vote for change.
He was already a senator when the elections came around. His message of hope and change, we can do it, yes imagine like Lennon became the image. Obama is young, vibrant, with a “can do” attitude; he commands an exciting interest to a dulled, Bushwhacked society. The blah, blah, blah political rhetoric we had become accustomed to become a Clint Eastwood coming through the saloon doors, confronting the bad guys, declaring that the party is over. Clink, Clink, Clink. There is no trepidation in this man’s stance or his walk. Obama has a prudent reserve of energy and takes his commitment to a new level of integrity. His dedication to his wife and family is certain. The adoring eye gazing with his wife conveys that this is a man with no fear of intimacy, which is attractive to common and sophisticated men and women. He becomes trustworthy and believable. The internet was tested with this campaign, as it was the coming of age for this tool for reaching a broader spectrum of people and Obama and his band knew how to use it.
Scene 3, Barak Obama now tells the good patrons in the saloon to sit back and grab the grip rails for its going to be a bumpy ride getting out of the mess left by elephants. Although, his hair has turned salt and pepper in a short time, his tireless work ethic now, as in during the campaign, has surely turned the country’s sail back into the wind. He imagined, we believed, he helped us visualize a new government so it will be. The remaining 8 years, yes he will have no competition, will be history.
Saturday, September 26, 2009
Friday, May 15, 2009
Friday, May 1, 2009
And here’s the list of Republican obsessions since Obama took office: his birth certificate is fake; he uses a teleprompter too much; he bowed to a Saudi guy; Europeans like him; he gives inappropriate gifts; and his wife shamefully flaunts her upper arms. Oh, and he shook hands with Hugo Chavez and even accepted a book from him! Rubbing conservative noses in the fact that our new president can read!
Friday, March 27, 2009
Sunday, March 15, 2009
I never thought I would say this, but it is now time for the government to be more pro-active with the money that the private sectors have so creatively mis-handled. Bush, like the unrecovered alcoholic, has "roared through the lives of others" and mine. I know, I know, but if we do not change the direction, this crash course, we are all destined to an economic failure. I cannot believe that WE would let AIG bonus (reward) the current players that brought the company down with the current administration’s bail out money. Such a Bush mentality!! Why do we think that the same people that helped create the problem should be kept and help rebuild the brokenness. As a California General Contractor that has been "Bushwhacked" since 2007/2008 by Merrill Lynch first and then again by Bank of America, I throw by hat in the AIG game. Hey, I will come to work for you and give you my blood, sweat and tears for one of your bonused bandits. That's right, fire one of those, who's contractual demand is outrages, and hire me. Oh, what did you say!? The attorney’s will have a heyday! The lawyering of America may also be a problem here, too. Let the attorneys stand in my contractual food line with some of the unemployed and see how far they slither away without broken legs. Void the contracts, tax the crap out of the bonuses and post their names and numbers. The public can discuss the issues with them personally. You will not be sorry; the country will be less one schooled, inept greedy, crook and you will help install one who is a creative "sane" and a willing businessman. Are we Mouseketeers or Musketeers!!??
Monday, March 9, 2009
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
The attendees were Patricia de Jong, Ken Dychtwald, Sam Keen, Anna Halprin, Amory Lovins, Chungliang Al Huang, Michael Murphy, Robert Reich, Paul Horn, Anisa Mehdi, to list a few. Interesting to Google this amazing cast of characters. All the leaders and participants in the center were there to collectively discuss the election, human potential and transformation of humankind. The topics were around how we all can work with individuals and institutions to integrate body, mind, heart, spirit and community in a nurturing relationship with the environment and mankind. Also, hours were spent on how the past and present “wars” have affected the men on this planet. It was General Eisenhower who said “watch out for the industrial war machine”. Interesting and inspiring stuff!!! Much to do with this second half of my life. I have recognized how much wisdom the “grays” have and how the term “retirement” will soon be put back into the dictionary of old, “not used anymore”, words like corset. Being one of the “Bushwhacked” is not a death sentence, but an inspiration to “do better” with my time and definitely pay more attention. Your thoughts?
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
Wednesday, December 31, 2008
To be sure, there are certain basic characteristics inherent to the term: In some capacity, the design/build Remodeler has a hand in every element of the remodeling process-from developing the initial design concept to signing off on the final punch list. The shape that this process ultimately takes can look strikingly different from one company to the next. Your thoughts....?