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Sunday, February 24, 2008

I've figured it out.

Reading or listening to the news today is always a downer.  We're always one day away from a disaster of some sort.  The economy is fixing to tank, global warming, protesters on the march burning buildings or some political figure is being brought up on fraud charges (OK some things never change!).  But anyway, you get the drift.
Remember the headlines of years ago?  Man Walks On Moon.  Man Gets Heart Transplant.  New records being set everyday, amazing discoveries in science or some marvelous advance in medicine.  We were constantly achieving new heights, discovering new things, coming up with new ideas.
Well I think I know why everything is dismal these days! 
The invention of Mr. Coffee!
Now maybe you are having a little problem figuring out the connection .. but think about it!  We now "drip" our coffee rather than "perk it"!  I even went to www.dictionary.com to check out my hypothesis and here is my finding:
drip: an unattractive, boring, or colorless person
perk: to act, or carry oneself, in a jaunty manner
I'm telling ya ...... we need to revolt and dig out those old percolators and our problems would be over!

Monday, February 18, 2008

Protesting the Protesters

A few days back, The Drudge Report had an article (click here) stating in part:
"Hey-hey, ho-ho, the Marines in Berkeley have got to go. That's the message from the Berkeley City Council, which voted 6-3 Tuesday night to tell the U.S. Marines that its Shattuck Avenue recruiting station "is not welcome in the city, and if recruiters choose to stay, they do so as uninvited and unwelcome intruders."

Well that sort of ruffled a few feathers among the coffee drinkers at the Stockman Cafe who heard about it.  Now admittedly here in "fly over" country we don't have access to the national news cameras but we do have the ability to write a letter.  So it was unanimously agreed that we send a letter to the Berkeley City Council.  That letter is as follows:


By Proclamation and Decree,

We, the undersigned; being citizens of these United States of America, being citizens of the State of Kansas, being coffee drinkers of the Stockman’s Café, do announce and declare that the Berkley CA City Council members and the entire membership of Code Pink Organization shall be unwelcome as clientele at the Stockman’s Café and shall not park in the front of said café.

Furthermore. We, the undersigned; being citizens of these United States of America, being citizens of the State of Kansas, being coffee drinkers of the Stockman’s Café do offer and extended a welcome and thankful hand to any member of the United States Armed Services whether of current duty, honorably discharged, or of retired status.

Signed this 16th day of February, 2008 and sealed with this coffee stain.

All who came in that morning signed with pride and the letter will be sent via US Mail.  We're not really expecting a phone call anytime soon with an apology or begging to be "reinstated" but it does feel good just signing and sending!