Anyways, if you want a damned fine cup of coffee – head over to Black Rifle Coffee Co. and pick a roast that sounds good to you. I’m certain you won’t be disappointed. If you want to be spoiled and unable to drink diner coffee any more, buy enough to make BRCC your main drink at home, and nothing else will ever do.
I don’t even know where to begin, other than with: Trump!
Let’s give the solar industry a fair shake in the Florida’s energy marketplace. On Nov. 8, vote no on Amendment 1.
Amendment 1 is supported by large utility companies who rely on fossil fuels for generating energy. Solar energy is becoming more competitive and will be a valid alternative in just a few years. It is good for the consumer and the environment.
Utility companies are threatened by solar energy because they know that solar is cheaper and is an unlimited source of energy. They also know that it is the wave of the future. Any consumer can produce their own energy.
For more information on Amendment 1, read former Republican state senator from Lakeland and State League of Women Voters member, Paula Dockery’s Sept. 25 syndicated column, “Don’t fall for utility-backed Amendment 1.”
The utilities proposed language in the amendment to make it appear that it protects consumers, when in fact it protects the power company’s monopoly. Voting for Amendment 1 will give away an important right we as consumers have to generate our own power. Remember, Floridians are already entitled to solar generation, and the solar industry already has all the same protections every other home installation products do.
Representatives from Florida’s political parties are united in opposition to Amendment 1 along with the Christian Coalition, League of Women Voters and the Sierra Club.
Don’t let the powerful few ignore the choice of the many. Exercise your democratic right: vote no on Amendment 1.
Trudy Corry Rankin
Polk County League of Women Voters
This honestly sounds like an argument where you don’t want it because it would remove the potential of a socialistic subsidy mechanism. If I don’t own or lease solar equipment, why should I be required to help pay for yours? You have provided nothing more than “Big Electric is bad, don’t vote on 1” – well, how exactly is Big Electric bad? Because they’ve increased the cost per-watt? That’s supply and demand my dears. That’s Capitalism at it’s finest. We demand more electrical power, more continual up time, more stable power – and yet we expect this all to be for pennies per watt? That is socialism, and a poor example for all.
Amendment 1 will lead to companies like TECO, FPL and Lakeland Electric to provide leased equipment to Florida residential properties to supplement their electrical production. Do you know what that means? That means those fossil-fuel eating machines, otherwise known as Power Plants, will be using less fuel as the distributed network of solar panels which will produce not just power for the houses they are attached to, but will feed excess back into the grid. So how is this bad again? Do you believe that for some reason TECO or FPL or Lakeland Electric will suddenly have that much more control over your pitiful existence? I say pitiful because your life is nothing but the blink in a century. However, your children’s children, and their children will remain long after you and I are nothing but dust and worm food. Don’t you at least consider the possibility that making it easier for our society to move away from fossil fuels – EVEN AT THE HANDS OF THE BIG BAD ELECTRIC COMPANIES, is a good thing for our future generation?
Of course you don’t. Why? Because you’re stuck in your ways; you want to blame companies for your own person choices – yeah, you know, running the AC in the middle of January instead of opening the windows? You want to blame someone else, and you want to hoot and holler about how the companies that have helped in one of the most fundamental ways the technological advancements of this planet so that when things go wrong, which is always likely, you can sit back and with a smug grin on your face say “I told you so”
Well, here’s the thing. Without this amendment, we can sit back and wait for solar power to maybe one day catch on. And we’ll sit there and hope that our bills don’t get jacked up because three people in the neighborhood have purchased new solar panels. Perhaps we’ll even be lucky and won’t have to pay for our neighbor’s choices. But it’s a possibility, and one I don’t much appreciate. We don’t have the choice to abstain from paying, by way of fees and bill increases, for what others produce, and with Amendment 1, we will be protected from that.
However, you’re too short sighted, and I don’t blame you, to see the long haul plan, the big picture. Amendment 1 will protect the utilities as well, and this is OK – because once they’re more protected, they’re more likely to offer solar panel leasing to commercial & residential buildings where we will not only benefit from solar power in our own businesses and homes, but also contribute to the national grid (Yes, even 1 extra watt per household in Florida will help bring down costs all across the nation – that’s one of the wonderful things about our national grid) This is Economics 100.
Perhaps before you start shouting buzzwords and propagating hate for the companies that keeps your Starbucks iced mocha cold, and your showers hot, you should do some real research and perhaps actually educate yourself regarding these things. The real key to voting wisely is to be educated on not just the bill, but the subject for which the bill is proposing a change. In this case; Electrical production, Utilities laws, Solar technology and legislation, and basic economics.
If after doing real research and considering the real implications (not just the short term, but long into the future as well) – if you still want to vote “No” on Amendment 1, that is your right and I applaud you for exercising that right as you see fit! But please do so responsibly.
I have researched these subjects, and the literature of Amendment 1 to the best of my ability, however, it is still possible I missed, or misunderstood something. I do not encourage anyone to use my word as doctrine regarding decisions that must be made by each of us.
I know several people who will be voting for alternatives, rather than for Democrat or Republican. That’s OK. But honestly, This is still a two party system, and I’ll be damned if I allow my vote to allow that cunt be our first female President. There’s plenty of women I would be OK with as our first female President. Even some I would vote for. There’s too many libtard cock-strong democrats to use this election cycle to make a point about not liking either candidate.
Perhaps if enough people had chosen not to vote for the third guy and instead would have voted for McCain in 08 or Romney in ’12 – we wouldn’t have Obama ruining this nation. I know Trump seems like a horrible candidate – and he is. But he’s also the better of the two, and realistically there is only two candidates. So voting for the third guy may be a great way to boycott the elections without saying you didn’t vote. But where will that honestly lead us? To a large portion of the nation saying “Don’t blame me, I voted for the third guy!”
What are the negatives of Trump?
He’s going to ruin a large portion of foreign diplomacy. Ok, who cares? I would rather have allies on the edge who are worth being friendly to than allies who are going to infiltrate our country and rot us out from the inside.
He’s going to build a wall. Ok, well, here’s something you probably don’t know – the fucking thing was approved long ago. he’s only going to ensure there is funding for it. Don’t hate him for something that has already been approved.
He’s going to cause racial tensions in this country to rise. This is another one I hear a lot of. Maybe this is so – but only because of the BLM [redacted] who demand to be gods, and the cockroaches that swam across the river illegally will make a lot of noise. Those socially respectable black Americans and legal immigrants are voting for Trump. Hell, even a large portion of educated and affluent Latinos.
He’s going to set women’s suffrage back. Maybe so – but honestly, that’s a whole group of people who have gone and done too damned much. Equality? Bullshit. Those whores don’t want equality, they want to be superior. Most educated, respectable, working women who have more than a gram of brain cells know better than to think this is true. You should too.
You know what, I could go on about this – but every fucking thing he can possibly do wrong, has already been getting done wrong. Furthermore, anything he breaks, we’ll be able to fix in 8 years when his successor takes office.
The thing is, Trump will fix our economy. Maybe not right away, but he’s going to get shit done.
“we need more jobs” – no, we need less illegals taking our jobs. We need to be able to say “Oh, you’re not allowed to work in the US? Let me give a call to Immigration, to get things straightened out”
“we need more equality” – no, you need equality. Being superior is not equality. If you want true equality, you’ll shut up and take responsibility for yourself, your actions and you life and stop blaming the rest of the country for your miserable conditions. This applies to racial, religious and gender groups. Oh, and to economic groups as well.
How about increasing the value of the dollar, not increasing the dollar given per hour of shit work. McDonalds has it right – they’re moving away from human employees all together. The technology is there where a single McDonalds “manager” can maintain and operate a store single handed. From automated fryers and grills to automated cashiers. Why? Because it’s more profitable to retrofit even the oldest of stores than to pay a ridiculously high minimum wage. Even WalMart could automate a large portion of their stores. Cut the floor staff in half.
Yeah, I have two McDonalds, two Burger Kings, a Wendy’s an Arby’s, a Taco Bell, all within 5-15 minute drive from my house – Every one of them, other than the Taco Bell is staffed with arrogant asswipes that feel like they’re not getting paid enough to deal with my order. And honestly, the kids at Taco Bell probably feel the same way – but they’re too damned high and thus paranoid to show it. They still screw up my orders, but at least they’re nice and courteous.
Is this the direction we want this country go? Where employees get accolades because they’re too high and paranoid to screw up? Where a female high school senior makes $12 an hour because minimum wage is $10 and oh, because they’re female, lesbian and transsexual, they are awarded an extra $2/hr for their inequality in life?
I can’t honestly stand the state of this nation. WE THE PEOPLE have allowed this person in the Oval Office to completely destroy who we were. And now, because some of these people are growing conscience regarding not voting for the two party candidates out of some kind of self inflated sense of patriotism that will inevitably lead to the complete and utter destruction of our nation on a society level – it seems like an endless cycle of autosadomasochism. We are now at the point of eating ourselves alive, regurgitating the chewed up flesh of what was once these Great United States just in order to get the taste of garbage out of our mouths.
I won’t tell anyone how to vote. But damn it don’t you fucking dare say “oh, don’t blame me!” or “It’s not my fault!” when this country goes completely to hell because You allowed your votes to become inconsequential by throwing them away on someone who no one has ever heard of, and has no chance of gaining any kind of lead in any polls other than against all the third party candidates. If Clinton wins this election, I hope you have enough shame to not say a single word about what happens.
Am I pissed off? Damn straight I am. We have a chance here to fix this country, to fix our economics, our politics and on many levels, our society – and a good majority of this nation is saying they’re not going to vote for Trump. The way I see it – if you’re not voting for Trump, you’re allowing Clinton to win. And if you’re allowing Clinton to win, you can bet I’m not going to be pleased.
So, this is a video of my brother, who is rather vocal about politics.
I’ve learned much from him. And maybe you can to.
There is no threats, no racism, no ambiguous hatred – just pure, raw freedom of speech not intended to antagonize or slander anyone. Except maybe libel towards Mr Obama, but, that’s our right. In Egypt recently, 5 people were arrested for making a video that was mocking their president. This is the United States of America, where that kind of Fascism isn’t acceptable. In the United States, if you don’t like what someone’s saying, you walk away – or you non-violently disagree with them. THAT is what makes us better than most of the rest of the world. And it’s a damned shame we’re traveling down a road where even that freedom will be reigned in and the slightest twitch of an eye lid will be warrant enough to arrest the speaker.
Dennis is being rather salty with his vocabulary, so if you’re at work or have youngens around, you may want to watch it later.
I may assume a lot in life. And that’s one of my immutable rights as a member of this species. However, the assumptions I make are backed with at least a minimum of education and logic. Furthermore, I almost always state that I’m guessing at the end quality of something.
If one makes assumptions based on assumptions based on hear-say based on idiocy, that person is a blathering idiot who should be shut up as quickly as possible. If not for my sanity, for theirs, so as when they learn that they truly are an idiot, they don’t immediately turn around and realize their life is full of seemingly self-loathing stupidity sharing. A woman posted on Twitter that Syrian refugees helped a German politician out of an auto accident. Slandered the Politician by calling him a Neo-Nazi (or maybe he identifies as that, and it wouldn’t be slander?) But then called it irony. I made a statement to, and asking her what kind of person she is for assuming that the Syrian refugees aren’t Christian. There’s two major religions in Syria – Islam and Christianity. I’m fairly certain the Jewish base in Syria is minuscule, if existent at all. *This is where I’m taking an educated guess* She responds and says that she didn’t mention religion at all. Excuse me? Syrian refugees, Neo-Nazi politician and irony. If the irony isn’t regarding religion, then why the need to identify the politican as neo-nazi? What bring up the word “irony” at all? Because deep down This woman is bigoted. Because she assumes without a doubt in my brain, that those refugees are Islamic. Here, let me explain a bit more clearly:
She shares a tweet, with the comment “the irony” The tweet she (again, assuming this person is female, forgive me if I’m wrong, the name is usually female and the picture associated with the account is a feminine face and long hair) shared is “Neo-Nazi German politician rescued from car crash by Syrian refugees http://ind.pn/22tYTLF ”
I just can’t put into words how fucking stupid I feel this woman is. I know I may be assuming more here than I should. Maybe she’s really just that naive that she thinks that everyone should be able to tell a person’s political or religious views based on a mangled wreck of a vehicle around them. How the hell is this at all ironic if religion has no baring on the discussion what so ever? Hooray! Refugees that aren’t completely useless. Well, that seems a bit rude. YAY! Syrians who helped a Neo-Nazi politician. Again, kind of rude, and a bit twisted. Still not ironic. How about this: The irony! Islamic refugees help abhorrent politician out of life threatening situation. That’s what her retweet is saying to me.
Now, I may be pissed off, and I may be offensive to a large majority of this planet. But one thing I am not is a nazi supporter or endorser. Another thing I’m not, is someone who judges solely on someone’s visible characteristics that aren’t there by choice. This means I don’t assume someone is good because they’re Christian, or bad because they’re Muslim, or money grubbing because they’re Jewish (likewise, I don’t assume the money-hungry people I meet are Jewish) I don’t assume tattooed black men are going to rob me, nor that 300lb biker with 3′ beard is an animal. I don’t hold it against someone that their parents are idiots. What I do judge a person on (and fuck you if you think I shouldn’t be judging people at all) is how they act, what they disseminate and the effort they put into making life better for themselves and those around them.
The same thing can be said about anyone who brings the color of their skin into conversations about equality. You know what? If you’re not mature enough to associate equality with what really matters – like work ethic, morals, ability to perform, production statistics, education and seniority – then you shouldn’t be making more than anyone. You shouldn’t be allowed to play with the adults. You shouldn’t be allowed to discuss policy or politics. Why? Because you’re not capable of identifying failure points or negotiating end results that are best for all involved.
So until people stop saying how fucking ironic it is that one person saved the life of another person, You (the reader) can very well assume I will continue to be pissed off.