Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Living in fear

This is a great add for Acai Berry that I found on my wife's myspace page. The funny thing is that although this add is in jest, I know there are girls out there that believe that if they don't starve themselves, they'll end up like big mama on the left here and if they take this product, they'll look like the hottie on the right. My wife does not know it, but I've been slipping her Acai berries for some time now. The results are good.
Thank you Acai Berry!

Monday, September 29, 2008

Bailing Out

Man! This whole bail out thing has really got everybody on edge and has got me thinking. First let me say that I am glad that the bail out did not go through. Now some people are crying that the decision fueled by Nancy Pelosi's speech caused the market to plunge. Perhaps it did, but this "crash" isn't as bad as may seem. Although the media blurbs say that it is the biggest point loss in history, that is a little misleading. It's the percentage that counts and although the 7% loss is significant, it is not the doomsday scenario that some would have us believe. Now I am no economist but I do have my beliefs. My step-father who just had his 87th birthday and who lived through the "Great Republican Depression" always advised me to be careful with credit and debt. Good advice. For this simple reason I thought that it would be pretty silly to bail out Wall Street on credit funded by the fed. And essentially to let the tax payer pick up the bill for the interest. Now I know this may seem a little slippery on my part but after reading different pieces on the subject, I feel affirmed in my opinion. The latest ariticle to do just that is one I discoved on Commondreams.org. The author, Thom Hartmann professes how bailing out Wall Street would just lead to more problems. And he points out that FDR implemented a system that helped Wall Street bail itself out by taxing the speculators and forcing investors to think twice before buying up a bunch of stock just to drive up the prices and then dump them for a profit. Everything Hartmann says makes sense to me. And of course he articulates it much better than I. Why does it matter that it makes sense to me? I am the common working man and I have no interest in bailing out a bunch of crooks while I break my back trying to get ahead.
People hang tight. Let's see if our elected officials can keep from capitulating to the current administration and in turn empower a new president who will implement a plan that works.

God Help Us!

Here's a good one. I had to laugh when I heard this. Apparently Sarah Palin thinks that dinosaurs and humans walked the earth together. It wasn't that surprising anyhow. I have met several people that believe that the world is only 6 to 7 thousand years old. These people are without a doubt the super fanatics.On the other hand. I know many people who believe in God who also understand that the dinosaurs existed millions of years ago. The people who buy into the former scare me. These people are allowed to vote or in the extreme are running for vice president. God Help us.
How come Noah didn't collect two each of those dinos ? Did we just hunt them to extinction? Just saying.

Hat Tip Reza

Sunday, September 28, 2008

California Academy of the Sciences in San Francisco

Well it is about time. I have been waiting patiently for this to happen. And it has. The brand new, state of the art, green(Leed certified) and cutting edge California Academy of the Sciences in San Francisco has opened opened its doors to the world. I have read much on this and I am going to check it out as soon as I have a chance. CAS-as it is known- was established as one of the first scientific museums on the west coast and is one of the 10 largest Natural Museums in the world and apparently one of the oldest in the U.S. Now come the 21st century and this Eco wonder of the world has a living roof and houses the new and improved Morrison Planetarium, and a "natural history museum", and an aquarium inter alia. Let's Go!


This just cracks me up that these two whack jobs could even get to the point of our courts having to decide whether or not we have jurisdiction in such matters. I don't think that the scientists are going to haphazardly or purposely create a mini black hole. And what difference would it make anyway? We're all going to die anyway. Right?

U.S. District Court Judge Helen Gillmor dismissed a so-called "doomsday lawsuit" filed in Hawaii to stop the operation of a subatomic particle accelerator in Europe.

The worst blogger on earth

I keep telling myself that I am going to blog. But yet I have not been doing so. I think that part of the reasons is that I am finding it difficult to find my voice. Also, subject matter has been elusive to me. I mean there is plenty of stuff out there, but I don't want to get stuck in the rut of just reporting the news that other people have already reported. So although this has been a slow journey, I believe that I will eventually find and deliver what I have been looking to achieve in the blogasphere(is that how you spell that?). That being said. I hope that you all learn to enjoy my commentary as I work towards developing it into something viable and laudable.
Here goes.

Thursday, September 18, 2008


GM revealed its Chevy Volt just two days ago. Reports state that it will be able to go 4o miles without using a gallon of gas. Also it appears that this slick looking vehicle is going to roomier then one might expect.This is a big step for American car makers. Unfortunately this car is still two years out of being available to the public. The waiting list is already filling up. Hurry!

leave of absence

Well I am back. Where was I? Just taking some summer fun time. Please stay tuned.