NOTE TO SELF - I'm depressed again. The high court is about to add a left-wing liberal racist to the bench. Joe Biden is running around stating that we have to spend a few more $trillion to keep from going bankrupt, while Obama "The Chicago Thug" continues to push his radical agenda. Not content with his last budget that has pushed the 2009 deficit close to $2 Trillion, he wants MORE with cap-and-trade and socialized healthcare. The interest alone on the Debt now equals money allocated for our National defense. "No problem," says Obama. "I'll just eliminate the defense budget". If The One gets his way, America as we know it is done. It might be close to the time when I just load up the camper and head for the hills.
Speaking of camping, this was just plain weird...
BILLINGS, Mont. – Wildlife officials are trying to determine why a mountain lion attacked a Colorado man who says he used a chain saw to fight off the animal during a camping trip with his wife and two toddlers in northwestern Wyoming.
Wildlife officials should also try to determine why a Colorado man goes camping with a chain saw. The man's pre-camping checlist: LANTERN? Check; MATCHES? Check; SUNSCREEN? Check; WIFE AND TWO TODDLERS? Check; CHAIN SAW?
Hey, I like a campfire as well as the next camper, but if he doesn't have the common lazy decency to pay the $5 ransom for the 4 or 5 pre-cut and bundled pieces of sickly bark/wood, he ought to at least use a hand saw and/or an axe.
Of course, camping is it's own little microcosm of society. You have the elites, with their behemoth fifth-wheel rigs that have four bedroom, two baths, air conditioning, slide-outs (cottages for the help staff, apparently). Then you have the "middle class" working folks, which include the popup camper people like the DaBlades. At the bottom of the economic camping pool are the "homeless", or tent people.
A small breeze and light rain can send the tent people scattering, and will bring a smug smirk from a mostly-dry popup camper guy (who until then was feeling kinda down as he gazed at his elite neighbor's 50-ft rig with a fireplace and mumbling to himself, "that ain't camping").
Of course, if camping were EXACTLY like the real world, I would still owe a $5,000 mortgage on my camper (which has a resale value of maybe $3,000). With the hometown unemployment rate at 27.3%, I would worry about losing my ability to pay for my camper and one day becoming a tent person.
But camping is not the real world... that's kinda the point of going. And I own the camper (Read it and weep tent people), so I don't have to worry about a sheriff's sale and eviction to a tent.
So in conclusion, Obama and the democrats look to steal our future and our freedom. If I lose my house in this Obama economic storm, I can always live in the popup on perpetual vacation. It's time to make a stand. I will be in the camper and I will have my lantern, matches and sunscreen. This time, however, I'm taking a chain saw.
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