Meh I say.
I just don’t see any scenario where we’re not boned, I’m not even watching the primaries, who cares? Nobody can do shit with where we are now, so it just doesn’t matter anymore. We’re years past any possible, non-rioting/anarchy solution.
SMOD is still our best, non-zombie-apocalypse solution to our present, in debt up to the eyeballs of the guy standing on the shoulders of the guy standing on our shoulders, situation.
Sooner or later we are not going to be able to pay our debts, so which ones will they blow off? Social security? Food stamps? Welfare? Disability? VA benefits? Huge, gov’t retiree pensions? All of them? Will we go out like the USSR? One day everybody wakes up and the US gov’t is gone?
Maybe we could declare war on China and the EU and tell them we don’t owe them money any more. That’ll cut some of the debt, but probably not enough.
Eh, the only suspense is how the boning starts, so a little local interest post.
I have never seen or even thought about a tree/cactus hybrid, but last weekend I went camping and saw, I think, two. Certainly one.
This looks like a random tree from a distance, you can see leaves near the bottom and a branch branching off along the ground, most trees in AZ seem to have soft wood so the branches either break when they get bit, Palo Verde, or they just travel along the ground, as in this, unnamed, tree.
at the top you see
Pretty darn freaky. It’s a tree half-way up and then it’s a cactus.
I think is an even more extreme example where the barrel or saguaro cactus died or something.
Notice the light brown things
My buddy thinks that’s what inside cactus so it must have been a cactus growing out of a tree. Weird. It’s certainly not what’s inside that tree (I don’t know the name, I only know Palo Verde because the person I asked knew).
I have been thinking of getting an El Camino for a long time, at one point I wanted a Ranchero so I could put the drive train from my Mustang in it and I was going to get a bigger engine for the Mustang, but alas, I quit my cushy gov’t job and can’t afford it anymore.
So today my buddy said he was a nice El Camino cheap and I should check it out.
He lied, it was a GMC Caballero.
I got it for $3K from a dealer. Whoever had it douched it out, 350 Carter 4bbl carb (I might get a Holly instead), Edelbrock air filter, Flowmasters, some deluxe Kenwood stereo that plays DVDs, 225/55/ZR16s on the front, 255/55/ZR16s on the rear. It even has clutch lock up (it’ automatic, my motor head buddy explained it, something to do with bad shifting in GMs)
The carb needs adjusting, it needs a rear view mirror and a spare tire, but I’m happy as can be. I’ve always wanted one and now I have one.
I was going to get a cheap Honda or something old to save the miles on my Mustang (it’s in the 90s now), but c’mon, it’s a
Ranche…. El Camin….Caballero!!!!!!
My Birthday is this weekend so I’m considering it a birthday present to myself. My aunt (Nee of Hinee), was the only one who still even sent me a card so this will be a cardless birthday. At least it not a carless birthday, so I have that going for me.