Thursday, December 30, 2004
My Wish List for 2005
-Less time stressing, more time at the gym
-Meaningful projects at work (aka escape the 'Office Space' reality I'm stuck in at the moment)
-Become debt free (We're pretty close to it thanks to my Wife's amazing accounting skills)
-Videotape the kids more. They're growing up too fast!
-Publish another article
-Move to a location with good schools, a safe community, and a nice, warm beach
-Start 529 college-saving plans for my girls
-Spend more time with the family
-Win the largest lottery jackpot in history so I can share it with all my peeps
For the Nation:
-Start giving the Saudi's the bird by reducing petrol consumption (Drive less, Drill up North, etc)
-Throw away the current Tax Code and all payroll taxes. Initiate a National Sales Tax ASAP
-Convert Social Security into Private Accounts (like the rest of the modern world!)
-Grant all current illegal aliens limited amnesty. Using the political capital we receive, build a solid, secure border between the U.S. and Mexico. As for Canada, just dig a mote.
-Start cataloging Hilary Clinton's amazing transformation from radical leftist to moderate conservative for the upcoming 2008 elections. (Losing her Senate seat in 2006 would also help)
-Send an additional 100K troops to Iraq to secure the place once and for all. I'll be the first to volunteer to go if it helps save the lives of our troops and the Iraqis.
-Continue the military transformation and close the useless bases around the country.
-For Alaska: Cancel the annual Permanent Fund Dividend to its citizens (like me), and just have one last giant payout. The state population might dip a bit, but that money will help all involved.
-Fix the Executive Branch Line Item Veto amendment so it's legal. This will save billions from all of the pork-barrel projects Congress passes each year.
-Give the Mainstream Media the kick in the arse it deserves and let its ratings continue to plummet. Maybe they'll finally get a clue and stop skewing and dumbing down reality with their garbage they call news. 2004 was the year of the Blogger... let's repeat it for 2005!
For The World:
-Make the worst natural disaster in modern history the best rescue and rebuilding effort ever seen. If we can rebuild the countries surrounding the Indian Ocean, we can do anything.
-Realize that the U.S. is the good guy on the block, and that we've done more for this world than any country in the last 1500 years. (Rome still has an edge on overall influence, but not a lot)
-I hope we're attacked by aliens so we can finally overcome our stupidity and unite around something. Of course Will Smith needs to be around to save the day!
-Peace, Love, and Progress
For The Universe:
-The moon is ripe for the taking. Let's start making it our next vacation paradise/place to handle overpopulation. Let's hope they find gold up there soon to motivate everyone
-I hope those little robots we have on Mars find enough water so we can start colonizing that place as well. Hurry up, I'm getting old!
posted by El Capitan at 11:28 AM