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Week 58 – The Truckstar

Hello again fellow Truckstars! It’s Week 58 and….

…..you’re on the road with the original florida kid!”……..

Grandma, Barbie, Pup the Wonder Dog, Tommy Boy, JT, Neil Ray and the cowgirls all want to give a big cowboy howdy “HEY!” to one and all!

I also want to give a big shout out to the good folks over at “The Trucker” trucking newspaper and welcome them to Truckstar Radio!

You can find me on Twitter at – http://www.twitter.com/danielaudet

-KITCHEN TABLE TALKIN’-

Grandma is still having problems with her left leg due to crushed discs and nerve damage in her back. She’s always been more stubborn than a Georgia mule and is trying everything she can, short of surgery, to get some relief. She’s not very trusting of doctors so it may be awhile before she gives up and goes in for surgery. Barbie still has cancer on her left forearm down by the wrist and hopefully the red tape from the new insurance co. she is with through her work, will straighten out and she can get this taken care of. We are trusting God for another healing. I have to tell you truckstars, this is the hardest thing I have ever gone through. 3 times now with the cancer. But, the battle isn’t over. Thank you all for your prayers, we appreciate them very much. I’ve been on the road a lot lately and Barbie’s been in Michigan trying to settle her Granda June’s affairs regarding her old house, so we’ve been missing each other for the past few weeks, but by tues. of next week I should be smothering her with desperate kisses once again.(wohoooo!)

As many of you know I am a big supporter of the OOU and a fan of Pres. Dan Little. (www.owneroperatorsunited.com and the OOU Forum site – http://www.oouinc.ning.com)

Dan is a frequent caller to my radio show on Truckstar Radio.

Truckstar Radio – (www.thetruckstar.com/listen or http://ophanim.net/cast/start/truckstar/ On both links you can click off the link page, once your media player or the flash player loads, back to the web.

(Call in number is 954-376-8452)

I urge you, as a driver or anyone wanting to stay informed and active in trucking issues to PLEASE get involved!

Just tell em’ “the florida kid” from Truckstar Radio sent ya! Okay?

*Please tune in friday nights from 7-9pm eastern time for “The Truck Stops Here” radio program hosted by Fred and JB from The American Driver at http://www.theamericandriver.com on http://www.plainsradio.com and simulcast by me on Truckstar Radio at 7-9pm here in eastern time! Tune in for a great show!

Topical discussion on trucking and legislative issues with notable guests!*

Here’s the info to contact your legislators :

http://www.house.gov

http://www.senate.gov

http://www.usa.gov/Contact/Governors

http://www.ncsl.org/public.leglinks

I don’t really want to list a bunch of issues here in this week’s post, instead, I want to go off the reservation about what I’m seeing take place in this country. Still, and by that I mean, STILL, many are standing, watching, as our lives and futures are being manipulated and destroyed by people who disagree with the moral and founding principles of this nation, a nation “UNDER GOD”. (amazingly, these people were elected by a hopeful “wanting to believe” but seriously mis-informed public). The thing is, the very ideals and motives for “change” that were so grandly spoken of have all but been lost in the fast moving freight train of destruction that is now our government. How can spending money we don’t have on businesses that have been run into the ground by sightless greedy people, while propping up old and outdated industries, that have still not updated, be a way out of this mess we find ourselves in? How?

How does a policy of spending and taxation re-industrialize America and bring back the only solid foundation of stability we can count on. The same people who ran the country into the ground are STILL the ones running the show and pulling the puppet strings of the new guy! HellooooOOOoooo is this thing on?

AREN’T YOU SICK OF BS SANDWICHES FOR BREAKFAST, LUNCH AND DINNER? I am! Just what condition do you expect this country to be in when your children are of age? A country that allows the murder of an unborn infant every 20 seconds, a country that allows the fraudelent placement of casinos on every street corner and the subsidy of football and baseball stadiums with adequate parking while making it difficult to build truck stops and rest areas where drivers can get federally mandated rest, a country immersed in the curse of pornagraphy and immorality as an everyday part of life that involves even our children in the stench of sexual awareness in the form of scantily clad teenagers engaging in adult type activities on reality shows and other programming, a country that embraces illegal residents yet offers NOTHING for long time residents who find themselves in jobless situations and are in need of eduacational opportunities, a country that sees itself blindly as the nation it was founded to be, but is NO LONGER! A nation whose founding ideals, ideals for and upon which much blood was spilled, ideals that have been reduced to corporate bumpersticker tagline sales-pitches, a country where the sin or greed and corruption have become the aspirations of our youth and an acceptable morality.

Take a good look around yourselves America….the echoes of our forefathers voices are dying out, lost in stormy winds filled with the smoke of truth as it burns to ashes right before our eyes as our blood stained flag waves in the dirty breeze. My heart breaks and my eyes are filled with tears. I look up and down the road, a road paved by and with the dreams and bones of those who have gone before us, hoping, watching, listening for the voice of a new Paul Revere galloping through the streets, crying out the that the enemy approaches, that the enemy is here now among us, and to hope to see a nation resolved, mobilizing itself to preserve the very ideals that many lives have been sacrificed for. The footsteps and hoofbeats I strain to listen for are still silent, maybe forever, and have yet to be heard. The legendary battles fought by the righteous are now being found only in dusty history books our children have no interest in reading.

Where are my people….”We, the People”……can you tell me?

The Health Department –

I want to bring your attention to a website authored by James Houston, a man whose story I think you will find moving and inspirational. http://www.dogmandiet.com

James can be found on Twitter also as @dogmandiet

Also a book I believe in called Roadcookin’ written by Boys Life magazine “Grubmaster” and health expert Don Jacobson – http://www.roadcookin.com

Truckstar Tech –

Well, I did it. I finally bought a netbook. The Acer Aspire One AOA150-1742 model. It’s consistently one of the highest rated netbooks and I can see why. It’s as close to a full featured laptop as you can get in an 8? model. I recommend it if you can’t swing the price of a full sized, full featured laptop. Watch for blowout pricing alerts on CompUSA and you’ll be able to grab one at a bargain price, like I did.

I still use my HP 6735b laptop as my primary but the netbook will serve as a great supplement to my mobile broadcast, when I’m on the road.

I also recommend you take a look at the notebooks offered at http://www.dieselboss.com I hope you can save a little money and make the jump to a full sized, full featured laptop and the model Don and the team over at Diesel Boos offer a great model at a great price, in the 500$ range. A range you SHOULD be looking in for a laptop. Make sure you get a model with 802.11n WiFi to future proff your unit, also, buy one from a major brand and try to get at least 2 gigs of ram. Think about whether you want Xp or Vista as an OS too. I still like XP. Look also for a Pentium M or AMD processor, if you can step up to the dual core models, you’ll be happier with the performance if your a gamer or doing a lot of data and dense web viewing. Always remember to shop it, to look for the best companies offering the best pricing and service. Remember also to get a good warranty, I have the anywhere, anytime 1 day fix version in a 3 year extension for mine. Mobile carriers may be a thought if you aren’t a fan of WiFi, like me. Again look at the plans and pricing.

If you’re looking for or thinking about getting a “smartphone” look at the new budget models by Boost and Virgin. Okay? More on mobile tech next week, and remember, we always discuss this subject on my show almost every night, and I invite you to listen in, call in and ask questions!

So long for now truckstars!

Don’t forget about abused kids…..they really need heroes….YOU?

PLEASE! Say a prayer for SOMEBODY today!

Pray for our nation, the world and the “lost”….

I was once lost but now am found because someone prayed for me…….

REMEMBER – No load and NO paycheck is worth dyin’ for…..

Don’t ever forget – I love ya…and I’m prayin’ for ya !

Play nice, drive safe and pull it on home………

Saddle up truckstars…..let’s ride……

..you’re “on the road with the original florida kid”…we gown…

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August 10, 2010 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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