Thursday, February 26, 2009

Politicians and Dilbert

I know lately Greg and I have been "over the top" somewhat in political ramblings. We do intend to go back to family life and safer topics. But it's just so hard to do when you read good things like this....


Sunday, February 22, 2009

Sunshine and Lollipops

“Lack of faith is the only thing we got to fear! If we have faith in the plans of our leaders, why, the plans will work and we’ll all have prosperity and ease and plenty. It’s the fellows who go around doubting and destroying our morale, and it’s they who’re keeping us in shortages and misery. But we’re not going to let them do it much longer, we’re here to protect the people…”

– Anonymous government representative in Atlas Shrugged

Why does the above quote bother me? Because this is exactly the feeling and rhetoric going around Washington today. If you are still thinking “so what?” well, that government depicted in Atlas Shrugged is very, very evil.

Oh, and for those of you who wish Obama the best, well, he just got his plan passed. Now my children can thank you for an estimated 80% tax rate they will be saddled with to cover this nonsense.

Have a nice day!

-Greg

Monday, February 9, 2009

Signs of Pnemonia

I've never had pnemonia before. I never want to have it again. If you fear you might be falling towards this horrible sickness, take note of the following signs.


1 - You have the flu - for days and days and days. It seems to get better, but it doesn't. After weeks you start wondering if you're dying.

2 - Your countertop keeps growing and growing with boxes of Nighquil, Dayquil, cough syrups of all varities, Afrin, kleenex, ibiprophin - only to find to your utmost dismay that NONE OF IT IS WORKING.

3 - Your household shuts down. You go into survival mode - which means as long as the kids are fed, dressed and put to bed at night, they're okay. Eventually dressing them becomes optional.

4 - Your spouse starts missing days of work because you can't keep up with sign #3.

5 - It hurts to breathe and eventually to cough - like a rib is constantly stabbing you in the side.

6 - Your nightly and morning prayers start including gratitude for things like "antibiotics" and "doctors" (or in my case, Dad!) and "modern medicine".

7 - When the fevers finally pass, it doesn't matter if the world has succumbed to false rumors of global warming - the earth is suddenly a beautiful place to be alive!


Seriously, I want to fervently thank my dad. He's always there for us, making sure we know how much we're loved. He's amazing!



I could not have gotten through January without him.

Friday, February 6, 2009

BOOM!


Welcome to a world with 780 billion in NEW debt. A world where today the risky balance of money and spending was pushed on the backs of the productive.

If you're feeling uninformed about what exactly is happening with the money - try a couple of these articles (it will really cheer up your day!) -


Washington Times - "The CBO sites the stimulus will be more harmful over the long term"- link

Federal Bailout Chart - seriously, this is scary (inflation is coming!) - link

Washington Post - ""We have chosen hope over fear". Until, that is, you need fear to pass a bill" - link

Senator Inhofe - "93% spending, 7% stimulation" - link

NPR - "no direction, no organization, lots of waste and representatives saying, "so what?" - link

Glenn Beck - "Here comes socialism." - link

Shudder....

Monday, February 2, 2009

Super Bowl 2009

Let me preface this by admiting I only really like college football. I have no interest in the NFL with the exception of the Super Bowl - and then it's really about the food, the company and the commercials.

Here was my favorite one from last night.