Monday, June 23, 2008


The other day as I perused the newspaper an article got my blood boiling. It was in regards to several Internet companies who were thinking about raising prices for the high volume users of the Internet. They were thinking of following the mobile phone companies policies as they sell various packages with allotted minutes of use, with added fees for going over the time limit.

Another way to squeeze some more money out of us, and the sad part is that none of us will even give a second thought as we except it.

Every day we look at our bills, and another fee appears and we are still mum. Existing fees are reaching astronomical proportions and nobody cares. We shrug our shoulders and do nothing about it as we pay up. Seeing that we accept these increases without a whimper, even the things that were free, now come with a charge as corporations pad there bottom line.

Haven't we learned from department stores, that when we don't purchase there products at inflated prices, they soon go on sale and we save hundreds of dollars. So maybe if people purchased a few less Lottie's per week, the price may dramatically drop and I may be tempted to try one, to see what all the fuss is about.

Everywhere we turn prices are outrageously high, but with so many people willing to pay them, they continue there upward spiral.

Look at the auto companies and the deals you get when people stay away from the showrooms. The dollar deals that appear at fast food franchises whenever profits fall. Or best of all how quick the price drops as you cancel a service you have been overpaying for, now that they want you to stay on as a customer.

If we sacrificed the luxuries we have become accustomed to for several months and put the squeeze on the squeezers, I do believe we could gain the upper hand. We have so little to loose, and so much to gain.

Friday, June 13, 2008


All one has to do is go to my wife's blog which is HUMMINGBIRDHILL.BLOGSPOT.COM to see why I am the luckiest guy in the world. No only do I have a great wife, but I have been blessed with my 9th grandchild a cute baby girl. No wonder I stay so young with all these young chicks around me. Hugh Hefner eat your heart out.

Sunday, June 8, 2008


You read it right, I am all for boycotting these two giant franchises. Not only are they hell bent on polluting our highways and byways with their outrages steroid induced signs, but now they took it upon themselves to ruin my travels to Lithuania and Ireland.

I was smacked in the face with a four story high "M" as I stepped out the front doors of the Vilnius airport. Later as I entered Lithuania's second largest city, again in neon that "M" was flashing away. Century's old cities, marred by corporate greed.

Then a week later, Ireland's pristine beauty was defaced by the towering greasy fingered chicken bucket and the insidious "M", as I approached old towns, that will now be forever spoiled by the antiseptic cookie cutter sameness.

It's bad enough that our cities and towns all look like large NASCAR logo plastered cars, now our main export is to destroy what little beauty is left in this world, as these corporations play the my logo is bigger then yours. So boycott them and make America and the rest of the world beautiful again.