Monthly Archives: February 2008

Walk about the future of Paso Robles, California

I went on a walk through downtown Paso Robles today. It was led by a fellow whose job is to point out to the people in towns and villages across the country that we are entering a new era and they must look at the infrastructure development in a new way. He’s earned his stripes as he has done that walk 2,448 times so far.

The Pedicab

The villages hire him to show what they’ve done right and wrong over the years and how to plan for future development. We walked about 20 blocks around the center of town. He noted that the towns must now think about how to handle more WALKING PEOPLE.

(Pic) The crowd gathers for a walk around Paso Robles, CA.

In the past, the villages had lots of land and money so when they did something wrong in design/development it did not matter much. They could err without disaster.

The change that needs to come, he says, is for villages to be much more aware about how people can walk around or ride their bikes to visit downtown to shop or entertain themselves rather than always driving to accomplish those tasks. In fact, many businesses now have drive-through capabilities. This makes it difficult for people on foot to do business.

I think he is talking about the future price of gasoline, but he did not say that. “Profound changes” he said about American villages of the future.

For example, we need to think about how to do a better job with parking cars in the downtown area. The safest way is to back into a diagonal spot. The most accommodating type of parking is at a 90 degree angle that leaves space for more cars to park and which is also safer than diagonal excluding the backing in method.

He pointed at a 30 mph sign in the middle of our town and said, “The safest speed is at 20 mpg for pedestrians and drivers. A pedestrian had a 90% chance of surviving being hit at 20 mph but only a50% chance at 30 mph.” I never even thought of that before. I believe there will be a lot of things that come up in the next 20 years that we never thought much about before.

Like the idea that pedestrians, not automobiles, need to be at the forefront of future planning.

Why do they (right wing) hate Hillary?

There is no doubt about it. The vast majority of Republicans despise Hillary Clinton. When you ask them why they actually begin to snort. You can see the blood rise to their head and I swear I saw smoke pours from their noses. Try it. You will see it for yourself.

But why? They never have a solid answer. Oh, she was involved in some bad stuff in Arkansas, they say. There is a trail of dead bodies behind her and her husband.

Oops. They let the cat out of the bag. Her husband. So, it is really Bill Clinton they hate! Why? Because he had sex with a lot of ladies, and THEY are jealous. I get it. they can’t get any. Even in their early 20’s they couldn’t get any. When they learned how, they were all dried up.

Or maybe they are simply woman haters. They must get that idea from the Bible. It started with Eve, remember? Hillary is the Republican’s modern day Eve.

Show me the facts, Republicans! I mean,really. I saw a biography of Hillary a few days ago. She’s worked extremely hard her entire life. She’s put up with Bill. She’s smart as a whip. What has shedone to deserve this hatred.

Yet, yet, they like Obama. Isn’t that strange? They don’t like McCain, but they like Obama. Some of them will even vote for Obama. Life is weird.

A lot of Democrats are weird. But the Republicans are whacko nerds. Barrack and Hillary have the brightest movie stars on stage with them. McCain has that old actor nobody can name. Willard something.

Get a life, Republicans!

By the way, it turns out that the Democrats could have stopped the eavesdropping yesterday but their leaders chose not to do so. The Democrats need to be run out town. Sick people.

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Here is a pic I took in my home town of Paso Robles today. Life is full of ironies.

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Senate rejects restrictions on surveillance powers. Are you still going to vote for one of those scumbags?

The Senate rejected a series of amendments that would have restricted the government’s surveillance powers and eliminated immunity for the phone carriers, and it voted in convincing fashion — 69 to 29 — to end debate and bring the issue to a final vote. That vote is expected later this afternoon, with the result all but assured. On the vote to end debate, 28 Democrats and Senator Bernie Sanders, independent of Vermont, opposed the measure. Senators Hillary Rodham Clinton and Lindsey Graham did not vote.

Hillary Clinton did not vote, eh? Go away, Hillary. I hope you lose big time and never come back. She’s a corporate slug in disguise.

I don’t know what Obama did at this time.

Stand up for yourself and everyone else by not voting for any Democrats or Republicans in November. They have betrayed our trust in so many other ways as well. All they care about is their power. Cushy jobs they have.

McCain picks his running mate!

Did you hear?

 

The mystery is solved!

 

 

Mitt sitts.

Well, bust my buttons.

My least favorite candidate threw in the towel. Pardon me while I release some crocodile tears.

Mitt had a fitt. Mitt gitt. Mitt got the jitt(ers). Mitt fell into a Pitt. Mitt, um, the titt (hehe). Mitt had no Witt.

That leaves McCain. I kinda like John but he is so OLD SCHOOL. I like him mainly because he took on the conservative jerks who don’t think that waterboarding is torture. I’d like to waterboard a few of the naysayers over there and THEN see what they say. Did I mention they are chickenhawks too? And they want to tell US how to LIVE?

Give me a break.

The conservatives just plain hate Hillary and Bill. I mean HATE. It’s as though they are sorry for something they did in their past. Is that possible?

I am glad McCain is the only Rep left. If the Dems don’t screw up too bad, John should be easy pickins.

Me? I am voting for Ron Paul. Why? Well, I was going to vote for the Peace Party candidate but I think a large total for Ron Paul will be a more effective way to tell the bums that they all stink up the country. Every last one of them.

For instance, now they are all jumping on the RECESSION bandwagon. Well, twist my knickers. They didn’t see that coming? Who are they kidding?

Hey, did you notice that your President Bush almost wet himself calling the governors of the tornado states. Huh? He let New Orleans drown? Has he learned a lesson? Can we be so stupid as to think that?

see you next time,

greg

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The True Spirit of the Super Bowl

A man had 50-yard line tickets for the Super Bowl. As he sat down, he noticed that the seat next to him was empty. He asked the man on the other side of the empty seat whether anyone was sitting there.

“No,” the man replied, “The seat is empty.”

“This is incredible,” said the first man. “Who in their right mind would have a seat like this for the Super Bowl, the biggest sporting event in the world, and not use it?”

The second man replied, “Well, actually, the seat belongs to me. I was supposed to come with my wife, but she passed away. This will be the first Super Bowl we haven’t been to together since we got married in1967.”

“Oh, I’m sorry to hear that. That’s terrible. But couldn’t you find someone else–a friend or relative, or even a neighbor to take the seat?”

The man shook his head. “No, they’re all at her funeral.”

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Voting in the US – does size matter – population by State

Did you know that 1 out of 8 people in the US live in California? That explains why the candidates are drooling over the State.

Vote for the Peace Party candidate in the fall. Vote for Obama or Hillary in the Primaries. Show those old Democrat and Republican dogs we are watching them.

Pop.
Rank  ↓
Territory
Rank  ↓
State  ↓ Population  ↓ House seats  ↓ Elec. College votes  ↓ Pop. per
House seat  ↓
Pop. per
electoral vote  ↓
Percent of
total pop.  ↓
Cumulative
percent
(descending)  ↓
01 01 California &&&&&&&036553215.&&&&&036,553,215 &&&&&&&&&&&&&053.&&&&&053 &&&&&&&&&&&&&055.&&&&&055 &&&&&&&&&0689683.&&&&&0689,683 &&&&&&&&&0664603.&&&&&0664,603 11.95% 11.95%
02 02 Texas &&&&&&&023904380.&&&&&023,904,380 &&&&&&&&&&&&&032.&&&&&032 &&&&&&&&&&&&&034.&&&&&034 &&&&&&&&&0747012.&&&&&0747,012 &&&&&&&&&0703070.&&&&&0703,070 7.81% 19.76%
03 03 New York &&&&&&&019297729.&&&&&019,297,729 &&&&&&&&&&&&&029.&&&&&029 &&&&&&&&&&&&&031.&&&&&031 &&&&&&&&&0665439.&&&&&0665,439 &&&&&&&&&0622507.&&&&&0622,507 6.31% 26.07%
04 04 Florida &&&&&&&018251243.&&&&&018,251,243 &&&&&&&&&&&&&025.&&&&&025 &&&&&&&&&&&&&027.&&&&&027 &&&&&&&&&0730050.&&&&&0730,050 &&&&&&&&&0675972.&&&&&0675,972 5.97% 32.04%
05 05 Illinois &&&&&&&012852548.&&&&&012,852,548 &&&&&&&&&&&&&019.&&&&&019 &&&&&&&&&&&&&021.&&&&&021 &&&&&&&&&0676450.&&&&&0676,450 &&&&&&&&&0612026.&&&&&0612,026 4.20% 36.24%
06 06 Pennsylvania &&&&&&&012432792.&&&&&012,432,792 &&&&&&&&&&&&&019.&&&&&019 &&&&&&&&&&&&&021.&&&&&021 &&&&&&&&&0654357.&&&&&0654,357 &&&&&&&&&0592038.&&&&&0592,038 4.06% 40.30%
07 07 Ohio &&&&&&&011466917.&&&&&011,466,917 &&&&&&&&&&&&&018.&&&&&018 &&&&&&&&&&&&&020.&&&&&020 &&&&&&&&&0637051.&&&&&0637,051 &&&&&&&&&0573346.&&&&&0573,346 3.75% 44.05%
08 08 Michigan &&&&&&&010071822.&&&&&010,071,822 &&&&&&&&&&&&&015.&&&&&015 &&&&&&&&&&&&&017.&&&&&017 &&&&&&&&&0671455.&&&&&0671,455 &&&&&&&&&0592460.&&&&&0592,460 3.29% 47.34%
09 09 Georgia &&&&&&&&09544750.&&&&&09,544,750 &&&&&&&&&&&&&013.&&&&&013 &&&&&&&&&&&&&015.&&&&&015 &&&&&&&&&0734212.&&&&&0734,212 &&&&&&&&&0636317.&&&&&0636,317 3.12% 50.46%
10 10 North Carolina &&&&&&&&09061032.&&&&&09,061,032 &&&&&&&&&&&&&013.&&&&&013 &&&&&&&&&&&&&015.&&&&&015 &&&&&&&&&0697002.&&&&&0697,002 &&&&&&&&&0604069.&&&&&0604,069 2.96% 53.42%
11 11 New Jersey &&&&&&&&08685920.&&&&&08,685,920 &&&&&&&&&&&&&013.&&&&&013 &&&&&&&&&&&&&015.&&&&&015 &&&&&&&&&0668148.&&&&&0668,148 &&&&&&&&&0579061.&&&&&0579,061 2.84% 56.26%
12 12 Virginia &&&&&&&&07712091.&&&&&07,712,091 &&&&&&&&&&&&&011.&&&&&011 &&&&&&&&&&&&&013.&&&&&013 &&&&&&&&&0701099.&&&&&0701,099 &&&&&&&&&0593238.&&&&&0593,238 2.52% 58.78%
13 13 Washington &&&&&&&&06468424.&&&&&06,468,424 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&09.&&&&&09 &&&&&&&&&&&&&011.&&&&&011 &&&&&&&&&0718714.&&&&&0718,714 &&&&&&&&&0588038.&&&&&0588,038 2.11% 60.89%
14 14 Massachusetts &&&&&&&&06449755.&&&&&06,449,755 &&&&&&&&&&&&&010.&&&&&010 &&&&&&&&&&&&&012.&&&&&012 &&&&&&&&&0644978.&&&&&0644,978 &&&&&&&&&0537480.&&&&&0537,480 2.11% 63.00%
15 15 Indiana &&&&&&&&06345289.&&&&&06,345,289 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&09.&&&&&09 &&&&&&&&&&&&&011.&&&&&011 &&&&&&&&&0705032.&&&&&0705,032 &&&&&&&&&0576844.&&&&&0576,844 2.07% 65.07%
16 16 Arizona &&&&&&&&06338755.&&&&&06,338,755 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&08.&&&&&08 &&&&&&&&&&&&&010.&&&&&010 &&&&&&&&&0792344.&&&&&0792,344 &&&&&&&&&0633876.&&&&&0633,876 2.07% 67.14%
17 17 Tennessee &&&&&&&&06156719.&&&&&06,156,719 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&09.&&&&&09 &&&&&&&&&&&&&011.&&&&&011 &&&&&&&&&0684080.&&&&&0684,080 &&&&&&&&&0559702.&&&&&0559,702 2.01% 69.15%
18 18 Missouri &&&&&&&&05878415.&&&&&05,878,415 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&09.&&&&&09 &&&&&&&&&&&&&011.&&&&&011 &&&&&&&&&0653157.&&&&&0653,157 &&&&&&&&&0534401.&&&&&0534,401 1.92% 71.07%
19 19 Maryland &&&&&&&&05618344.&&&&&05,618,344 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&08.&&&&&08 &&&&&&&&&&&&&010.&&&&&010 &&&&&&&&&0702293.&&&&&0702,293 &&&&&&&&&0561834.&&&&&0561,834 1.84% 72.91%
20 20 Wisconsin &&&&&&&&05601640.&&&&&05,601,640 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&08.&&&&&08 &&&&&&&&&&&&&010.&&&&&010 &&&&&&&&&0700205.&&&&&0700,205 &&&&&&&&&0560164.&&&&&0560,164 1.83% 74.74%
21 21 Minnesota &&&&&&&&05197621.&&&&&05,197,621 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&08.&&&&&08 &&&&&&&&&&&&&010.&&&&&010 &&&&&&&&&0649703.&&&&&0649,703 &&&&&&&&&0519762.&&&&&0519,762 1.70% 76.44%
22 22 Colorado &&&&&&&&04861515.&&&&&04,861,515 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&07.&&&&&07 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&09.&&&&&09 &&&&&&&&&0694502.&&&&&0694,502 &&&&&&&&&0540168.&&&&&0540,168 1.59% 78.03%
23 23 Alabama &&&&&&&&04627851.&&&&&04,627,851 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&07.&&&&&07 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&09.&&&&&09 &&&&&&&&&0661122.&&&&&0661,122 &&&&&&&&&0514206.&&&&&0514,206 1.51% 79.54%
24 24 South Carolina &&&&&&&&04407709.&&&&&04,407,709 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&06.&&&&&06 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&08.&&&&&08 &&&&&&&&&0734618.&&&&&0734,618 &&&&&&&&&0550963.&&&&&0550,963 1.44% 80.98%
25 25 Louisiana &&&&&&&&04293204.&&&&&04,293,204 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&07.&&&&&07 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&09.&&&&&09 &&&&&&&&&0613315.&&&&&0613,315 &&&&&&&&&0477023.&&&&&0477,023 1.40% 82.38%
26 26 Kentucky &&&&&&&&04241474.&&&&&04,241,474 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&06.&&&&&06 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&08.&&&&&08 &&&&&&&&&0706912.&&&&&0706,912 &&&&&&&&&0530184.&&&&&0530,184 1.39% 83.77%
A 27 Puerto Rico &&&&&&&&03941459.&&&&&03,941,459 [1] n/a n/a n/a 1.29% 85.06%
27 28 Oregon &&&&&&&&03747455.&&&&&03,747,455 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&05.&&&&&05 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&07.&&&&&07 &&&&&&&&&0749491.&&&&&0749,491 &&&&&&&&&0535351.&&&&&0535,351 1.23% 86.29%
28 29 Oklahoma &&&&&&&&03617316.&&&&&03,617,316 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&05.&&&&&05 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&07.&&&&&07 &&&&&&&&&0723463.&&&&&0723,463 &&&&&&&&&0516759.&&&&&0516,759 1.18% 87.47%
29 30 Connecticut &&&&&&&&03502309.&&&&&03,502,309 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&05.&&&&&05 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&07.&&&&&07 &&&&&&&&&0700462.&&&&&0700,462 &&&&&&&&&0500330.&&&&&0500,330 1.15% 88.62%
30 31 Iowa &&&&&&&&02988046.&&&&&02,988,046 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&05.&&&&&05 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&07.&&&&&07 &&&&&&&&&0597609.&&&&&0597,609 &&&&&&&&&0426864.&&&&&0426,864 0.98% 89.60%
31 32 Mississippi &&&&&&&&02918785.&&&&&02,918,785 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&04.&&&&&04 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&06.&&&&&06 &&&&&&&&&0729696.&&&&&0729,696 &&&&&&&&&0486464.&&&&&0486,464 0.95% 90.55%
32 33 Arkansas &&&&&&&&02834797.&&&&&02,834,797 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&04.&&&&&04 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&06.&&&&&06 &&&&&&&&&0708699.&&&&&0708,699 &&&&&&&&&0462666.&&&&&0462,666 0.93% 91.48%
33 34 Kansas &&&&&&&&02775997.&&&&&02,775,997 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&04.&&&&&04 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&06.&&&&&06 &&&&&&&&&0693999.&&&&&0693,999 &&&&&&&&&0462666.&&&&&0462,666 0.91% 92.39%
34 35 Utah &&&&&&&&02645330.&&&&&02,645,330 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&03.&&&&&03 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&05.&&&&&05 &&&&&&&&&0881777.&&&&&0881,777 &&&&&&&&&0529066.&&&&&0529,066 0.87% 93.26%
35 36 Nevada &&&&&&&&02565382.&&&&&02,565,382 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&03.&&&&&03 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&05.&&&&&05 &&&&&&&&&0855127.&&&&&0855,127 &&&&&&&&&0513076.&&&&&0513,076 0.84% 94.10%
36 37 New Mexico &&&&&&&&01969915.&&&&&01,969,915 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&03.&&&&&03 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&05.&&&&&05 &&&&&&&&&0656638.&&&&&0656,638 &&&&&&&&&0393983.&&&&&0393,983 0.64% 94.74%
37 38 West Virginia &&&&&&&&01812035.&&&&&01,812,035 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&03.&&&&&03 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&05.&&&&&05 &&&&&&&&&0604012.&&&&&0604,012 &&&&&&&&&0362407.&&&&&0362,407 0.59% 95.33%
38 39 Nebraska &&&&&&&&01774571.&&&&&01,774,571 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&03.&&&&&03 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&05.&&&&&05 &&&&&&&&&0591524.&&&&&0591,524 &&&&&&&&&0354914.&&&&&0354,914 0.58% 95.91%
39 40 Idaho &&&&&&&&01499402.&&&&&01,499,402 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&02.&&&&&02 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&04.&&&&&04 &&&&&&&&&0749701.&&&&&0749,701 &&&&&&&&&0374851.&&&&&0374,851 0.49% 96.40%
40 41 Maine &&&&&&&&01317207.&&&&&01,317,207 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&02.&&&&&02 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&04.&&&&&04 &&&&&&&&&0658604.&&&&&0658,604 &&&&&&&&&0329302.&&&&&0329,302 0.43% 96.83%
41 42 New Hampshire &&&&&&&&01315828.&&&&&01,315,828 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&02.&&&&&02 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&04.&&&&&04 &&&&&&&&&0657914.&&&&&0657,914 &&&&&&&&&0328957.&&&&&0328,957 0.43% 97.26%
42 43 Hawaii &&&&&&&&01283388.&&&&&01,283,388 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&02.&&&&&02 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&04.&&&&&04 &&&&&&&&&0641694.&&&&&0641,694 &&&&&&&&&0320847.&&&&&0320,847 0.42% 97.68%
43 44 Rhode Island &&&&&&&&01057832.&&&&&01,057,832 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&02.&&&&&02 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&04.&&&&&04 &&&&&&&&&0528916.&&&&&0528,916 &&&&&&&&&0264458.&&&&&0264,458 0.35% 98.03%
44 45 Montana &&&&&&&&&0957861.&&&&&0957,861 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&01.&&&&&01 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&03.&&&&&03 &&&&&&&&&0957861.&&&&&0957,861 &&&&&&&&&0319287.&&&&&0319,287 0.31% 98.34%
45 46 Delaware &&&&&&&&&0864764.&&&&&0864,764 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&01.&&&&&01 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&03.&&&&&03 &&&&&&&&&0864764.&&&&&0864,764 &&&&&&&&&0288255.&&&&&0288,255 0.28% 98.62%
46 47 South Dakota &&&&&&&&&0796214.&&&&&0796,214 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&01.&&&&&01 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&03.&&&&&03 &&&&&&&&&0796214.&&&&&0796,214 &&&&&&&&&0265405.&&&&&0265,405 0.26% 98.88%
47 48 Alaska &&&&&&&&&0683478.&&&&&0683,478 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&01.&&&&&01 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&03.&&&&&03 &&&&&&&&&0683478.&&&&&0683,478 &&&&&&&&&0227826.&&&&&0227,826 0.22% 99.10%
48 49 North Dakota &&&&&&&&&0639715.&&&&&0639,715 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&01.&&&&&01 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&03.&&&&&03 &&&&&&&&&0639715.&&&&&0639,715 &&&&&&&&&0213238.&&&&&0213,238 0.21% 99.31%
49 50 Vermont &&&&&&&&&0621254.&&&&&0621,254 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&01.&&&&&01 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&03.&&&&&03 &&&&&&&&&0621254.&&&&&0621,254 &&&&&&&&&0207085.&&&&&0207,085 0.20% 99.51%
B 51 District of Columbia &&&&&&&&&0588292.&&&&&0588,292 [2] &&&&&&&&&&&&&&03.&&&&&03 n/a &&&&&&&&&0196097.&&&&&0196,097 0.19% 99.70%
50 52 Wyoming &&&&&&&&&0522830.&&&&&0522,830 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&01.&&&&&01 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&03.&&&&&03 &&&&&&&&&0522830.&&&&&0522,830 &&&&&&&&&0174277.&&&&&0174,277 0.17% 99.87%
C 53 Guam &&&&&&&&&0173456.&&&&&0173,456 [3] n/a n/a n/a 0.06% 99.93%
D 54 US Virgin Islands &&&&&&&&&0108448.&&&&&0108,448 [3] n/a n/a n/a 0.04% 99.97%
E 55 Northern Mariana Islands &&&&&&&&&&084546.&&&&&084,546 [3] n/a n/a n/a 0.03% 100.00%
F 56 American Samoa &&&&&&&&&&057291.&&&&&057,291 [3] n/a n/a n/a 0.02% 100.00%
  1. ^ Puerto Rico elects a non-voting resident commissioner to the House.
  2. ^ The District of Columbia elects a non-voting delegate to the House.
  3. ^ a b c d American Samoa, Guam, and the U.S. Virgin Islands are represented by one non-voting House delegate each. An act to add a delegate from the Northern Mariana Islands has been considered by Congress in 2005, but not yet passed.