Memorial Day – Remembering The Fallen

Here it is yet another Memorial Day in Delco. Most people seem to have left for points south and east, the rest are out firing up the BBQ’s. Myself? I am also going to be cooking out, but in this day I will visit my Dad’s grave and the rest of the fallen Vets at Glenwood Memorial. Today, forget about politics, forget about why these wars happen, forget about who served and who didn’t and who went “In Country” Vs. “Pencil Pushers”.

Today is the day where America is supposed to honor their dead. Plain and simple. I leave you with this:

We walked among the crosses
Where our fallen soldiers lay.
And listened to the bugle
As taps began to play.

The Chaplin led a prayer
We stood with heads bowed low.
And I thought of fallen comrades
I had known so long ago.

They came from every city
Across this fertile land.
That we might live in freedom.
They lie here ‘neath the sand.

I felt a little guilty
My sacrifice was small.
I only lost a little time
But these men lost their all.

Now the services are over
For this Memorial Day.
To the names upon these crosses
I just want to say,

Thanks for what you’ve given
No one could ask for more.
May you rest with God in heaven
From now through evermore.

Copper Caper?

Yesterday, I went to Home Depot to buy a coil (250′) of 14/2 NMB, or “Romex” as in the trade call it. But when I saw the price of it I couldn’t believe my eyes! $78.00?

And get this: 12/2 was $130.00! Thank God I already had a full coil of 14/3 on my van. Before you say “Well that’s tough” or something like that, this copper caper is going to force myself, and other electricians and plumbers to have to charge our customers more.

So just why is copper so expensive? I’ve heard rumors that China is buying it all up, that because of the war in Iraq, that India is hoarding it, etc. All of these mean nothing to me. What matters is seeing the price of wire per foot triple since this time last year. I pity the larger Electrical Contractors who wire new homes, as they go through thousands of feet a week.

My final question: Will the price ever go down? Or will everything, like Gasoline, Food, Utilities, etc just continue to go up? If so, then it seems to me that America is heading for a serious ressession. Higher prices mean less spending, less spending means less work, less work means less income.

Maybe I will win the lottery..

P.S. If you live in Delaware County and are in need of an Electrical Contractor, Click Here.

While Were On The Subject..

I found this on Alex Jones web site. Alex is quite a Conspiracy guy, far more than I ever could be. But he raises valid questions about just what did hit the Pentagon on Septemember Eleventh, 2001. Even Donald Rumsfeld was quoted that ” The Missile that struck this building”.

So was it? Who was behind this? Why did the “Warren Commission 2” just disregard the evidence? We all may never know but God willing SOMEBODY will shed some TRUTH on this.

Very Interesting… Far From Stupid

 Curt, we are very curious as to your knowledge of Able Danger and other interesting things...

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It’s about time someone with some authority looked into this, God knows that it, “The Story” has bothered me now since I first read it.

P.S. Now, only if this fine patriot would visit the same blog post, it would make me believe that their are still more people that I put my faith in are protecting us. I like to call it;

“The Triple Crown”.

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Mario Civera is the Legislature

The polls tell us that we are disgusted with our Pennsylvania Legislature. Yet, the same polls tell us we are not as disgusted with our own Legislator. Does this make any sense? Are they not one in the same? Our own Mario Civera stood with the Republican caucus, clapping like a seal approving with his leadership’s decision to kill the property tax relief plan. This plan, not perfect, was at least a start towards breaking the 30 year logjam. Mr. Civera talks out of both sides of his mouth. On one hand he said he favored the plan, yet he stood in the Capitol Rotunda with his Republican caucus applauding the death of the property tax bill that would have at least offered some help to those who needed it most. His loyalty is to the Harrisburg leaders, of which he is one, rather than the people he represents here in Upper Darby, the 164th District. How many people will lose their homes while Civera and the Republicans fiddle in Harrisburg. Before it’s too late I implore you to
understand that Mario Civera is the Legislature. Unable to accomplish the things that matter most of us here at home. Instead of taking a stand, being a leader, Mr. Civera prefers to stand in the political safety of the backround. Making no noise, taking no chances and more concerned with being re-elected than doing what’s right. If there was ever an opportunity to send the message that the time has come for a change, it is now. As much as you may like Mario personally, as I do, he no longer deserves to represent us in Harrisburg. The go along party politics has us mired in quicksand, all Mario does is follow the leader. How about following us for a change, have some guts and do something bold. I’ve not mentioned myself thusfar, but it’s clear that I will be the opposite of Mr. Civera in the Legislature. Bold action will be my byword, I won’t stop until the people of Upper Darby get what they want and need. Sure, I could hold meaningless hearings, and make promise, promise, promise.
I choose a different direction. Pennsylvania first, Upper Darby first, the people first. Make the tough decisions and toss the consultants and lobbyists out the door. People first, simple.

Casey R. Roncaglione

Testing yet again

It seems that GOOGLE got their act together and fixed the problem that has plagued this blog and countless others who do not use their servers to handle the blog posts.

But .. For how long? Philadelphia had a “Terrorist Exercise” yesterday, only KYW announced it.

I have many things on my mind, from Peter Porcupine to the gasoline ripoff to the primary coming up. To my fellow contributors, please post away anything that is on your ming and let me know if you cannot access this blog as I will move it to word press.