SENDING OUT AN S.O.S
Once upon a time, there was a businessman driving down the road and he just got new tires on his car. Suddenly, he loses the right front wheel and he skids to a stop but the wheel keeps rolling ! He gets out of the car and inspects the damage. He gets the jack out of the trunk of the car and the spare tire and takes them to the front of the car. There is a chain link fence and a man was standing on the other side. The businessman jacks up the car and looks at his spare. The driver knew he had skidded to a stop in front of a mental hospital because he lived in the area. He was looking at his spare tire and seemed perplexed. The mental patient on the other side of the fence asked him , “What is the problem ?” The driver responded that he had just got new tires and the tire shop did not put the lug nuts on correctly and now I can’t put my spare tire on the car. The mental patient responded asking the driver if he owned a cell phone ? The drive responded that he had forgotten his cell phone at home.
The mental patient suggested that the driver should inspect the other 3 wheels and take one lug nut off of each wheel and then put the spare wheel on using the 3 lug nuts and drive slowly and carefully to the closest gas station or mechanic and stop and pick up the original tire down the road on the ways. So the driver starts to work and follow the suggestion of the mental patient. As he is putting on the lug nuts, the mental patient suggests not to mount the 3 lug nuts together but to mount the 3 lug nuts in a equally “spaced” pattern. Response, oh ! “OK ! Thank You ! I should have thought of that ! Then the driver says, ” hey ! you seem like a smart guy !”
WHY ARE YOU IN A MENTAL HOSPITAL ?
RESPONSE: I MAY BE CRAZY BUT I AM NOT STUPID !!!
While we are on the subject of losing LUG NUTS, I can think of a couple of lug nuts I am looking forward to losing !! These LUG-NUTS are responsible for the out of control TRAFFIC WRECK PANDEMIC in the USA and also responsible for our lack of funds to assist our poor and needy during a time of chaos, fear and confusion ! I will tell you why they have “STONEWALLED” the Domestic Aid Package proposals.
NEWSFLASH ! THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA DOES NOT HAVE ANY MONEY AND WE HAVE NOT HAD ANY MONEY FOR A LONG TIME ! WE HAVE DEBTORS AND WE HAVE ASSETS. THE THREE LEADING COUNTRIES THAT HAVE PURCHASED OUR DEBT AND ARE HOLDING U.S.A. I.O.U. s ARE :
- JAPAN 1.266 TRILLION DOLLARS
- CHINA 1.07 TRILLION DOLLARS
- BRAZIL 286 BILLION DOLLARS
THAT DOES NOT EVEN INCLUDE WHAT WE OWE TO THE PUBLIC LIKE BONDS ! WE HAVE BEEN SPENDING MONEY WE DO NOT HAVE ! WE SPEND MONEY LIKE A DRUNKEN SAILOR.— NO! THAT’S A LIE. WHEN A DRUNKEN SAILOR RUNS OUT OF MONEY, HE QUITS SPENDING. BEEN THERE…. What better use of our money/credit could there possibly be than to help our poor and downtrodden and unemployed citizens during a time of national and international crisis and calamity ?? Answer…It is the PATRIOTIC thing to do ! If we do not give our citizens some help at a time like this, WHO ARE WE ??
SO TRUMP MAKES THESE CRAZY ACUSATIONS ABOUT CHINA AND CALLS THE VIRUS THE “CHINA VIRUS”. HE ONLY DID THAT TO CAST BLAME ON ANOTHER COUNTRY SO HE COULD AVOID TAKING ANY RESPONSIBILITY. TRUMP INSULTING CHINA IS LIKE YOU GOING DOWN TO THE BANK THAT LENDED YOU THE MONEY SO YOU COULD BUY YOUR HOUSE AND THROWING A ROCK THROUGH THE THE BANKS WINDOW ! THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA HAS GONE FROM BEING THE WEALTHIEST COUNTRY IN THE WORLD TO BEING THE LARGEST DEBTOR. HOW DID THIS HAPPEN ? SOMETIMES I JUST THINK WE ARE ALL STUPID BECAUSE WE LOST OUR CORE VALUES. WE HAVE FORGOTTEN THE LESSONS OF OUR ELDERS AND WE GET INVOLVED WITH OUR MILITARY IN CONFLICTS AND WARS WHEN WE SHOULD HAVE BEEN WORKING FOR PEACEFUL RESOLUTIONS ALONG SIDE OUR ALLIES.
THIS PANDEMIC CAN BE A BLESSING IF WE ALL WORK TOWARDS PEACE. HOWEVER, IT MUST INCLUDE EVERYBODY, EVERY COUNTRY, EVERY DAY. INTERESTING THAT IT TAKES A PLAGUE FROM GOD TO GET OUR ATTENTION. NOT THE FIRST TIME, RIGHT ? NOW IS THE TIME TO MAKE PEACE, WORK FOR PEACE, LIVE PEACE. IF WE DO NOT , ALL OF OUR DEAD, WORLDWIDE, HAVE DIED IN VAIN. IF WE DO NOT, I FEAR WE ALL WILL SUFFER EVEN MORE. YOU AND ME, AND OUR CHILDREN AND GRANDCHILDREN THAT WE WILL NEVER SEE. WE NEED TO TAKE A NEGATIVE AND TURN IT INTO A POSITIVE ..FOR THEM !
WE NEED TO REPAIR OUR RELATIONSHIPS WITH OUR ALLIES. DON’T GET ME STARTED ON THE SON IN LAWS PEACE PLAN WITH THE PALESTINIANS. IF HE WANTS TO MAKE REAL PEACE WITH THE PALESTINIANS, HE SHOULD GO LIVE WITH THEM AND EAT AND SLEEP IN GAZA FOR 6 MONTHS OR EVEN A YEAR. IN ORDER TO MAKE PEACE WE MUST FIRST MAKE FRIENDS AND THEN LISTEN TO THEM AND THEY WILL LISTEN, HOPEFULLY, TO US. THE CURRENT PEACE PLAN DOES NOT HAVE A SNOWBALLS CHANCE IN HELL. just saying….
BEFORE WE CRITICIZE SOMEONE (or another country) OF HAVING A DIRTY HOUSE, WE SHOULD FIRST, CLEAN OUR OWN HOUSE !
IT IS TIME TO CLEAN OUR HOUSE AND MAKE PEACE AND MAKE THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE.
But, it is just a thought. Don’t shoot the messenger.
2 thoughts on “‘S’ame ‘O’ld ‘S’tory-with a twist”
Weren’t there like 7 plagues before Pharaoh got woke? (&, btw, after he agreed to let Moses’ people go, he rethought it [“If they’re all gone, who’ll do all the work?!?”)] & tried to renege).
You are correct Betsy on all fronts but let us all hope we do not need 6 more to wake us up ! Yes, when Pharaoh broke his promise and went after the Israelites, ….that did not work out very well either. Interesting analogy… I met Charlton Heston at the Beverly Hilton, (not the Beverly Hills Hotel) after the Academy Awards. I was in a tux because I was just helping all of Carey Limousine clients find their Limos. The place was a zoo after the party. Suddenly standing next to me was Charlton Heston. (aka MOSES) and we actually chatted for a while. Nice guy ! Then years later I told that story to a wonderful couple and he was a Jewish Scholar. ( they have visited us here on Raiatea) He is from Philadelphia and she is a Yemenite Jew and both are lovely people. And of course it gets stranger…… He had sent letters to Charlton Heston with questions etc about the movie. Neal, our friend, is a Jewish scholar. His first question that he asked Charlton Heston was, ” Whose voice was the Voice Of God in the movie??? There was a lot of discussion about that in IN THE BEGINNING when they were making the movie. They all agreed to use Charlton Heston’s Voice. So when Charlton Heston in the movie was talking to God, The voice of God was Charlton Heston talking to himself.. in a mystical way ? Wow, long answer for a short question ! NOTICE*** NOT ALL CAPS*** YOUNG LADY !!! All the best to you and yours and have a WONDERFUL THANKSGIVING. Also, remember to take your masks off while you are eating ! Always your friend, Marc
On Thu, Nov 19, 2020 at 10:14 PM Doc of The Bay – with Marc D Baker wrote: