Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Need less, do more

    If the trend is true and America is due for a lost decade. AQ decade of little or no economic growth and financial destress fro the middle class, is not the time to  re-learn some of those thingss we've forgot.

 Growing your own food

Anther great thing I spotted over on the Urban Eden blog see link  at right , is teaching Urban kids where thier food comes from

Monday, November 28, 2011

Ben Stien on Zombies

  Ben is a bit to capitalist pig for me but I agree with his message we need to shake up those Bastards ( male and Female ) in congress , once and for all.

Question is Bastards correct for females ? Bastards seems like a male to me, and if you call some body a S.O. B what do you call a woman you are pissed at ?

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Conspicuous Consumption Are we sending the wrong message ?

Conspicuous consumption  Are we sending the wrong message ?

  After working the retail world yesterday at 6:00 A.m.  (being 50 and having a sleep avoiding 2 yr old, kept me from opening the store at midnight )  I wonder about the message we are sending our kids, our Congress and the World. For the  last year we've set an example of poor fiscal policy, Protests and anger about  the greed of our government , big business and the worlds financial turmoil . Then like a pack of slavering Wolves we  tear out and fight to buy  expensive non necessities and run up our credit. Yes we are a shining light on the hill.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Impeach Congress


A pox on both their houses , Where did our electorial  system go wrong that we have elected fools into all branches of government thjat afraid to make the hard decisions. They are so willing to pass the pain onto the next generation. Raise everybody's taxes for 5 years, cut medicare , social securtity, fix the loop holes. Cut the Military . Lets fix this now.  tupid Politics let the clock run out and now they want to avoid the cost

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Nascar fans boo First Lady

   So Much for Nascar fans having class

First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden were grand marshals at today’s NASCAR season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway, appearing as part of their charitable campaign to support military veterans and their families.
But their benign, bipartisan cause wasn’t enough to prevent public fallout from the nation’s polarized political climate as they were introduced before the crowd.
ESPN video from the event documented loud boos from some in the stands as the announcer named Obama and Biden, seconds before they delivered the “most famous words in motorsports,” telling drivers to start their engines.
The pair — who co-chair the Joining Forces initiative — stood beside retired Army Sgt. Andrew Barry and his family. Barry was wounded in action in Iraq and Afghanistan, retired from the military in 2009 and now volunteers at an Orlando veterans center, the announcer said. He received resounding applause.
A source traveling with the first lady downplayed the incident, telling ABC News there was no discernible booing during the “loud chaotic program with jets flying over and tons of noise.”
The Associated Press reported that the two women received a standing ovation at the pre-race meeting with drivers, during which Obama said NASCAR was “amazing in terms of its support, not just today but every day, for military families.”
Before the race, the first lady addressed a barbeque for military families that NASCAR had invited to the event.
“Everyone around the country is focused on you.  And this isn’t just an effort today,” she said. “ Jill and I through Joining Forces, we want to make this a part of the dialogue in this country forever.  Whether Jill or I are here or not, whether this administration is here or not, this is about the way we want this country to talk about our troops, veterans and military families forever.  We want you to feel that appreciation and that gratitude so that you know your sacrifice is not in vain.”

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

talking on cell phones banned in Bozeangeles

  A hard law to enforce I imagine it will be quite selective  on  the part of the officer. If you are driving like an idiot and have your phone to your ear you are going to get a  ticket. P.s if you go to the Commical site and read the comments the Radiofreebozeangeles  comments are not mine or the Goat family

Bozeman City Commission approves ban on hand-held cell phones while driving

Posted: Tuesday, November 15, 2011 12:15 am | Updated: 9:42 pm, Mon Nov 14, 2011.
The Bozeman City Commission voted 4-1 Monday night to adopt an ordinance banning the use of hand-held devices such as cell phones, laptop computers and GPS navigations systems while driving or bicycling.
"Using a cell phone when you're driving is dangerous," Commissioner Carson Taylor said.

"We're going to have to change the way that we do our business and the way that we communicate with others," Deputy Mayor Sean Becker said.
The commission will consider a second, final passage of the ordinance on Nov. 28. Commissioner Chris Mehl stipulated that the law not go into effect any earlier than Jan. 17, so city officials have time to educate people.
Mayor Jeff Krauss cast the lone vote "no."
"I'm voting ‘no' for the same reason I vote ‘yes' on things like individual rights," Krauss said.
Under the ordinance, if you're caught texting or talking on a hand-held cell phone while behind the wheel, you could be pulled over and fined $100. Using a hands-free communications device such as Bluetooth, however, is allowed.
Commissioners on Monday night changed language in the ordinance to exempt drivers on Interstate 90, who may not even realize they're in the city of Bozeman. Plus, highway patrol officers monitoring highways don't enforce each individual city's laws.
Commissioners also edited a section to allow hands-free users to touch their Bluetooth, or other device, so they can answer calls without violating the law.
Bozeman's ordinance is similar to laws in Butte-Silver Bow, Billings, Whitefish and Helena. Missoula has a ban on texting while driving.
Nine states, Washington D.C. and the Virgin Islands prohibit drivers from using hand-held cell phones, according to the Governors Highway Safety Association. No state bans hands-free cell phone use for the general public. Some states ban all cell phone use by novice and school bus drivers.
Sixteen people spoke during the public comment portion of Monday night's commission meeting.
Ann Justin opposed the law.
"I find being with my daughter in the car more distracting than talking on my phone - we're arguing about something," Justin said. "How about if you've got two 5-year-olds in the backseat? ... How about political discussions? ... How about eating a hamburger? There are many things that are more distracting, I think, than talking on the phone. I'm capable of doing that."
Gary Vodehnal, vice chairman of the city's Pedestrian and Traffic Safety Committee, said he recently witnessed a woman crash into another car while talking on her cell phone. She got out of her car, but stayed on the call until Vodehnal, who was bicycling behind her, approached her and suggested she call police.
"She finally said into her phone, ‘Mom, I'm going to have to call you back. I need to take care of something,'" Vodehnal said.
Passing a "distracted-driving" ordinance "will improve safety for pedestrians, bicyclists and drivers in our community," he said.
In an email to commissioners Monday, Bozeman resident Kent Madin criticized commissioners for allowing hands-free devices and not banning cell phone use entirely. He said the issue isn't whether both the driver's hands are on the wheel, he said.
"If it was, one-armed people couldn't get driver's licenses, nor could people with arms in slings, etc.," Madin said. "All cell phone use should be banned because of the amount of attention bandwidth the call consumes."
According to the federal Department of Transportation, 5,474 people died and another 448,000 were hurt in crashes involving all forms of distracted driving in 2009.
Using electronic devices while driving is distracting, but it's difficult to track how often using such devices causes crashes.
Sixty-three percent of drivers under age 30 acknowledge using a hand-held phone while behind the wheel, according to the DOT. Thirty percent said they've sent text messages while driving.

Monday, November 14, 2011

The Economy of the 99 %

The Economic  Creep

The Anger is evident,
The Frustration as well.
The confusion and fear,
Coupon Clippers,
Discount  and Discard Bins.
Yesterdays breads , Butchers specials , meat turned grey.
Children left hungry and Mortgages way past due,

The grocery bills keep rising and the bags get smaller.
Mom and Dad sit up late
staring at bills left un paid.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

to serve the people

  The one or two of you who read this blog know  that Radio Free Bozeangeles is fairly liberal in its views, But when those  on the right state something  honest and true we will recognize it.

I am a Republican. I'm loyal to the party of Abraham Lincoln and Theodore Roosevelt. And I believe that my party, in some ways, has strayed from those principles, particularly on the issue of fiscal discipline.
John McCain

Deficits mean future tax increases, pure and simple. Deficit spending should be viewed as a tax on future generations, and politicians who create deficits should be exposed as tax hikers.
Ron Paul

Everyone assumes America must play the leading role in crafting some settlement or compromise between the Israelis and the Palestinians. But Jefferson, Madison, and Washington explicitly warned against involving ourselves in foreign conflicts.
Ron Paul

Another term for preventive war is aggressive war - starting wars because someday somebody might do something to us. That is not part of the American tradition.
Ron Paul

Billings Mt. weathering the economic storm

 NPr has a nice piece today on the economic strength of the Billings area. It was obvious to the Goat family on our visit earlier this fall that the place was busy. I'm not sure if the Economy  was worth the quality of life .

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Facebook and prehistoric Chickens

amazing the info big brother has on us  , Its also  makes me wonder about the info Face book has on each of us.

  Jack Horner , the big dinosaur guy here at
Montana state university is financing a genetics program to  breed a prehistoric chicken.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Do we trust our Govt ?

  Do we have faith in our Govt. to get beyond the politics and bullshit and actually solve our budget problems ?

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Andy Rooney

  Well it was sad to hear that  Andy passed over. I loved him Mother Goat loathed him . He spoke honestly and  it was his opinion wether you liked it our not. He survived D- Day the battle of the bulge and combat reporting in Korea and Vietnam.  And he said what he meant till he could not do it any longer.

 Andy you will be missed

Wednesday, November 2, 2011


 Something that Amazes is the lack of political participation in Bozeangeles in particular and the American population in general. There is a common anger at the way the  political system works  but a general apathy about voting or making  our concerns known.

I was very excited when I turned 18 and was able to vote and ever since I make a point of going to the polling place and making my choice known. But  a minority of the Bozeangeles population goes to the polls and  it is the same on the national level.  Our nation in on the edge of the abyss and we must participate in its salvation to not  act is to participate in its demise ,

  Make yourself known , even if you vote None of the Above

something  from the commical for you hipsters