Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Probably Shouldn't Be Saying This, but

My faith in the democratic process has been repaired, a bit. The fact that our elected representatives did not allow George Bush's White House to bail out George Bush's friends is refreshing. While our Government was busy chasing Justin Timberlake and Janet Jackson around for her wardrobe malfunction no one was paying any attention to Wall Street. They were stealing and it has caught up to them. There should be commission's, hearings, and public executions, not bail outs.
It is not our Governments job to Nationalize business, China, Nationalizes business. I am just blogging and really do not know a whole hell of a lot about this financial crisis or the outcome of not passing the bailout. It is my feeling that a free market will survive, the inflated economy will settle where it settles. Jim Cramer predicts somewhere in the vicinity of 8500. That my friends is 2000 points lower than it closed yesterday. After it bottoms out, it will again begin to grow and maybe this time there will be checks and balances in place. Checks and balances that will not allow loans to be given to entities that can not pay them back.
I feel sorry for my parents generation, if you were in the position to cash out of your IRA or Mutual funds, you probably aren't there now.
I have heard predections that we are now entering The Depression II, and that scares the shit out of me. I also heard that Iraq had weapons of Mass Destruction, that too scared the shit out of me. George Bush's Republican Party has a knack for insighting fear to get his/their way. We may have avoided an even bigger disaster by shooting down their plan. If we had not believed their story about Iraq, who knows, maybe Osama and his band of terrorists in Pakistan and Afghanistan would have been eliminated by now.
While I am at it, please do not allow Sarah Palin into the White House.

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Tuesday, September 23, 2008

A Month

Its been a month since my last post and lots of things have happened. The thing that has affected my life the most over the last 30 days is the shorter days. I do not like shorter days, I like longer days. The sun is not getting up over the horizon until almost 7am, the mornings have been cold, mid 40's. The combination of cold, dark and the need to be in the shower by 7:30am is pinching my opportunity to ride. I need to figure something out and I am sure I will.
I have been painting my house, since The 4th of July, and I finally feel as though I am making some progress. I started with the prime a long, long, time ago took a year and one half off and it is now starting to feel as if there is an end in sight. And I must say that it looks pretty good. I finished the area where the scaffolding is yesterday.

Heidi and I celebrated 12 years of marriage on Sunday the 21st, it has been the most challenging, rewarding, exciting and magical stretch of time I have experienced. I hope and believe that this journey we are on together will continue always and look forward to the twists and turns down the road. Working together to raise a family has tested our patience but not our commitment to each other. I love you Heidi.
Merry has started a new school year, she is now in the first grade, she is learning to read and growing like a weed. David has returned to another year of pre-school and now Thomas is attending as well.

Last but not least I signed up with facebook and it has been great finding and touching base with friends from different times in my life. I appreciate the ability to get reacquainted with long lost friends. I can not wait to see what fruits these connections will bear, I predict there will be laughter.

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