November 30, 2008
November 29, 2008
November 28, 2008
November 27, 2008
- Happy, healthy, beautiful, sassy son, otherwise known around here as C-man
- A husband who has been by my side for almost 9 years now (7 1/2 of them married)
- 2 loveable, huggable, naughty dogs
- 2 solid jobs that compensate in above-average ways in an economic time that doesn't typically do that
- Riley's radiation treatments have given him some real pain relief
- While him having cancer is a bummer, knowing how precious our time is with the little furface makes every hug that much more special
- C-man goes to a school he really likes and is learning a lot while he's there
- Costco. God bless them for building a store by my house
- A freezer full of beef
- A new roof on the house
- That 2008 is almost done. Bring on 2009!
November 26, 2008
- Bolt: 4 stars - please remember that I'm rating this from the perspective of a 3 1/2 year old
- Twilight: 4 stars - the only reason it doesn't get 5 is because I kept waiting for Cedric Diggory to win the tri-wizard cup. Totally wrong choice for Edward.
- Get Smart: 3 stars - entertaining, but drawn out
- Handy Manny: 5 stars - I mean, come on, talking tools!
November 25, 2008
November 24, 2008
C-man had his Thanksgiving celebration at school today. He's been loving this song and singing it nonstop around the house:
And who doesn't love the fat turkey song:
And THIS is when he starts to get squirrley... Ironic, since they're singing about obedience.
At least he isn't the kid jumping up and down, but the teacher does have to physically put him where he needs to be:
Nothing says Thanksgiving like a song about pizza:
This is where he's mad at me because I'm leaving and not taking him with me. This is also the turkey he made on which his teacher commented, "I didn't have to look at the name on the back to know THOSE were C-man's."
November 23, 2008
November 22, 2008
November 21, 2008
November 20, 2008
November 19, 2008
- 1 in 10 jobs in America is affected by the Big 3.
- It’s serves to effectively punish American manufacturing workers for the horseshit healthcare system in this country. Why are they getting $70 an hour? Healthcare costs!
- A huge reason our economy didn’t go into a flat-out depression after 9/11 was due to GM’s 0% financing deal. If something happens again, do you think Honda and Toyota are going to bolster our economy?
- 2.5 million jobs would be lost in the first year. And these aren’t jobs that can just up and transfer to another industry. Let’s look at how much our government spends retraining and relocating these people!
- We suspended campaigns and raced back to Washington to hand out $700 billion to the banks who gave predatory loans to low income households but not willing to give $25 billion to save what’s left of our manufacturing base? Really?!?
- In 1980 we guaranteed $1.5 billion of private loans to Chrysler, which was much smaller than GM is today. The government made $400 million on the deal. Why would we think today would be any different?
- No country in the world would let its manufacturing industry fail like we have ours.
- National security. Where do you think things get built for our military?
- Unlike others we’ve bailed out already, most of the Big 3 employees haven't seen raises for years. Yes, I know, some executives are getting bonuses and riding in their private jets. So fire them and put new people in place. Or demand they stop doing that, like we did with AIG. But don't fault the assembly worker for their assinine behavior.
- Do you like buying things? Go against the bailout and watch the dollar drop so low you won’t be able to see it in the depths of the abyss into which it’ll fall.
November 18, 2008
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November 13, 2008
November 12, 2008
But the good news is that the roof work is progressing nicely. (Sorry, cellphone photo and it was dark when I left this morning). Hopefully the rain stays away long enough to get this project done.