Friday, February 27, 2009
Thursday, February 26, 2009
Barack Obama introduced the broad strokes of his 2010 budget - the finer points will come in April. While some points are OK, I'm a numbers guy,and some of these numbers are freaking me out..
One number stunned the living shit out of me today, and that number is $1.75 trillion - the expected budget deficit for 2009. Last year was the highest recorded deficit in American history - $455 billion. Yes, somehow we will manage to almost QUADRUPLE the highest deficit ever. The line that almost made me laugh today was when Obama spoke of "The hard choices that lie ahead". I hate to say it, but when you rack up deficits like this, you're not making choices ot saying no to anyone. This all kind of stuns me. I thought that Obama would go easy, take all of the ramifications into consideration, and be somewhat moderate and sensible. Damn, was I wrong....
For all the people that Obama and the Democrats are trying to assist, there are very few solutions he has to pay for this.. Efficiency in medical records? Lower deductions? Less tax breaks for farmers and corporations that hire overseas? It seems that Obama's cure for the budget deficit is getting out of Iraq and to stop paying Medicare and Medicaid. I'm not sure how that works, but maybe you guys can explain it. All i know is if a doctor or hospital stops getting paid, they don't accept that patient or their provider anymore...
Now, it's not all bad. I'm okay with the tax rollbacks on high earners if it went to actually cut the deficit. And including everything in the budget is a little more transparent. If you spend the money this year, include it in the deficit. But this budget is just damn crazy. It's too much, too soon. There are way too many major problems that we are facing now to attack nationalized health care. And i am one of those who DON'T HAVE health insurance. I don't expect the government to pay for it, just like I don't expect so many other things that wreck our country.
With every social program that we add, the deeper we fall into the trap. The GOP made those mistakes with No Child Left Behind and Medicare Part D. Taxing everyone else to pay for prescriptions drug for millionaire Senior Citizens is ridiculous. Now they want to spend $63 billion a year to start to pay for health insurance. That will not cover it all, and it will get much higher, fast. $63B for 45 million uninsured is $1500 per person - who gets insurance for that little. It will be triple that almost overnight....
In the first 225 years, we as a country piled up $5.6 Trillion in debt. In the last nine years, we have accrued another $6.8 trillion. We are a nation out of control. All of the economic numbers you hear about match the recession of 1982. We got thru it with about $200 billion in budget deficits, due to a tax cut, and we recovered. This is NOT how you get thru it... Barack Obama has just made his first major misstep. Every American understands how bad a $1.75 trillion deficit is....
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
You know, we bloggers really like the salmon that swim upstream. P-Luv wrote about the GOP governor of Utah rebelling (or is is telling the truth?) against his party.. Meanwhile , we'd like to introduce you to Tennessee Governor Phil Bredesen..
Bredesen is a Democrat, and he may be the only one in his party to take a bit of a stand in some less sensible areas of the economic stimulus plan. Now, don't give Ol' Phil too much credit. His state will be getting about $4.3 Billion from the stimulus plan, but he is the only Democrat to possibly turn down the $141 million to expand it's unemployment benefits program.
What is the big deal about taking money for unemployment? Well, upon taking that cash, the Feds are telling the states that they have to give benefits to people that currently do not qualify for benefits, including part time employees. What's the problem? Well, when do the states get to stop giving these benefits? When the cash runs out? EVER ???
The big problem that Bredesen, along with about five other Republican governors who think on ocassion, are faced with taking on a permanent problem with temporary money. They might take the short term cash supplied by the Feds, then be left out in the cold, with a huge obligation not created by them. Remember No Child Left Behind ? There is nothing worse than a program created by Washington with nothing to support it.
That is the problem with this part of the stimulus. If we were able to examine other parts of it, I'm sure there would be other problems, but there are 535 people in DC who owe someone somewhere something - somehow.
Damn, that girl is HOT !!! Yeah, I'm walking with an extra spring in my step today. Yep, the news broke that Megan Fox, AKA The Hottest Woman on Planet On Earth, has broken off her engagement from 90210 star Brian Austin Green. Awwww - poor B.A.G. !! He's had his share of hotties, so we're feeling too sorry for him today.
I'll be taking a quick trip to LA now, and see if she has any plans this weekend. If not, I'll be dragging her off to Chucktown this weekend, so she an help me move Bobby's crap. The more, the merrier, right? Hey, a guy can dream for a second.. Okay, dream's over, back to work.
Monday, February 23, 2009
Here's some good advice. Just listen to us here at SC6, because we apparently know more than some of the leading economists in the country. When the election took place, the majority of the top economists felt that 2009 would actually be a growing year for GDP. What gave them that idea in the first place is beyond me, but they did.
Luckily, you guys are smarter than the norm anyway. For starters, you read this blog, right? We don't blow smoke up your ass, especially when it comes to the economy. So, when we told you last fall that early 2009 would be the very bottom, and it would pick up later in the year, and 2010 would be better, we were right, and they weren't. Now they're all adjusting their forecasts to pretty much what we said then.
So, here is the poop for 2009, in case you missed it. The first half of the year is going to suck, but not for much longer. These things take 12-18 months, and we're in month 14 now, whether you knew it or not. Just about everyone that was going to get laid off has been. Unemployment will peak at about 8.3% nationally. Not good, but it's been worse. We just didn't feel the need to spend a couple trillion to fix it.
Summer will come, we will have saved a couple of bucks by then, and some of that stimulus will have kicked in a bit by then. Slowly, surely, it will turn around. For those of you who still do have a couple of bucks saved up, give the stock market about another month or so, then get in. Want a good hometown stock to choose? Try Nucor Steel. All of these projects need steel to do it, and Nucor is only about $33 a share right now. This isn't just a pick of mine - all of the FOX Business Guys, conservative and liberal, like it.
So, why do I seem to be better at forecasting this than the 'experts'. I have a degree that I never get to use. My brother has a girlfriend who's a analyst w/ Morgan Stanley. What does she have, aside from a hot body? A degree in FUCKING ART !! That's why. Trust me, not a suit.
'Tis Better to Have Loved and Lost Than Never to Have Loved At All" is how the saying goes. How true. Or in the case of Brian Mandeville, 'Tis Better to Have Tried Out and Be Cut Than Never To Have Tried at All".
Mandeville was a Tight End for Northeastern University in Boston - not exactly a football haven. He finished his collegiate career this year, having a solid, if unspectacular career. However, he did do well enough to have been invited to the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis - the most important test for any NFL rookie.
He spent all Spring training and working out, and came to the combine this week ready to show his stuff. But before he even hit the field, his career was over. Mandeville took a physical, and it exposed a faulty heart valve. While not life threatening, the doctors have told him that an NFL career is over. Now, he will nevr know how he would have done at the combine, where or if he would be drafted, or if he would have made the NFL. Big if's for any rookie...
We all have 'what if's' in our lives. I wonder how I would have done if I played football in high school - and how quickly I would have broken a leg. What if I went to another college and gone to accounting school. What if I had waited and asked Carol out in '95? Brian Mandeville now has his, but the big part is getting over them and moving on. That's all you can do.
Sunday, February 22, 2009
I'm going to call my shot early on this one... I think I've hit gold today! Here I am, watching ESPN like I normally do in the late AM on Sunday, and there it is.. They've had a reccuring spot for President's Day, called 'Who Makes Sports Mt. Rushmore?' Or something like that. They've been going state-to-state, picking the 4 top athletes for each one. My one criticism of it is that the criteria is too vague. Wille Mays makes Mt. Rushmore for Alabama because he played in Birmingham in the Negro Leagues? Nah...
The thought came to me. Why not have a Mt. Rushmore, or maybe more appropriately, Mt. Croghan...or Mt. Pleasant. But, if we did have a Mt. Rushmore, which 4 South Carolinians would make it? We're going to leave it wide open here - polticians, musicians, actors, scientists, media stars - whatever. We only have one rule: the person has to have been born in the Palmetto State. Why? Becuase we all know, if you ain't born here, you ain't OF here. That of course, leaves me out of the running, as well as Pat Conroy - he was born in Atlanta.
Since I am not eligible, far be it from me to suggest who should be on here. How convenient.. Actually, i just don't feel like hearing the criticism of my choices. For you, it might be Strom Thurmond, John C. Calhoun, John Lynch and James Bonham? No, not the guy from Led Zeppelin. For others, you may go with James Brown, Darius Rucker, Edwin McCain and Jesse Jackson. Some might find room for - GULP!! Jim, uhhh.. Clyburn, but we're confident that you'll find 4 others.
Luckily, we found a pretty comprehensive list to choose from, and he's not on it. Thanks to the SC Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism for compiling this. Just click onto the link, pick four, and let us know which four you'd put on your SC Mount Rushmore !!!
One of my political heroes was fellow Long Islander Teddy Roosevelt. He was tough, brash, and he looked out for the little guy without wrecking the economy. Correct me if I'm wrong, but I'm pretty sure that TR coined the term 'Rugged Individualism'. It's a cornerstone of what a lot of Republicans believe in - that for many things, you can help yourself better than the government can. I'm going to use this theory in a bit of a backwards way, and some Republicans will probably disagree with me. Tax Cuts.
With the new economic stimulus bill passed - it seems to be all we talk about here - the Obama Administration has ordered the Treasury Department to reduce their withholding taxes on Americans' income taxes. Starting April 1st, the average American will have $13 more per week in their paycheck. I'm right at that average wage, so I should be excited to get that extra $13, right? Nope. Why? Because I know that by taking it, I am doing my part to bankrupt the future of America.
Will $13 a week make a big difference in my life? Hell no. But, more importantly than that, I can do more on my own to put $13 a week in my wallet. Shit, I've already done it, and it's worked. Remember last year? I wrote a blog post where I listed about a dozen different moves I took to cut about $200 a month off of my bills. Anyone can do this, without altering your life. Just look around, and you'll find plenty...
Here's my suggestion for you to save America: Don't take the $13. Tell your HR administrator to up your Federal tax rate by $13 for as long as it lasts. You'll end up getting that $13 back when you file for 2009, except that it will be in a nice lump sum , instead of you pissing it away on gum or cigarettes. Your check will not change. They have that cash a bit longer to pay off the interest on the debt before they give it back to you.
But what if you still need the cash? Here's an easy suggestion - bring your lunch to work. I do,and I have for years. My sandwich, two sodas and the Little Debbie for the sugar rush costs about $1.50 a day. Buy it out of the vending machine, and going out will cost about $7 a day, which saves about double what the Federal Goverment is spending with the Tax Cut. It's that easy.
Is Rugged Individualism the answer to all our problems? Hell no. I can't build roads and bridges, I can't test power plants for unsafe work conditions, and you sure don't want me protecting the country from invaders. But, I can do my little part to fix the economy, without help from the government. Remember , I was there. I lost my job for 5 1/2 months with NO unemployment and next to nothing in the bank. How? I juggled, I got private help, and I had a mortgage on a non-extravagant home with a mortgage that i could afford at a fixed rate.
So, do I sound backwards being a Republican that isn't asking for a tax cut? Maybe. But if, i don't need it, I'll give it back at my discretion and collect it later. I just don't like the idea of digging the hole even deeper. Yeah, spending needs to be cut in DC, but that's for another post...
Saturday, February 21, 2009
No, that's not the fun we're talking baout here - but a hot chick does help get your focus on the post doesn't it? Marketing 101, Baby! Grab the reader's attention.
Anyway, the right to bear arms is always one of those issues that no one ever seems to agree on. Both sides are very strict about their beliefs on the subject, and they get very angry with those who disagree with them. I don't own a gun, but I do believe in the second amendment. There are people much moe liberal than me who do own guns. So, shouldn't there be a bit of common ground here? It seems to me that we could have just a little fun at the expense of those guys who get all ape shit over the issue....
I think i found it. I was driving home from work today, and I pulled up behind a truck for a business called Paladin Training. Their job is basically to train people on the proper use of of handguns and firearms. Yes, it too is a serious subject. Chances are that you will shoot yourself or a loved one by accident, rather than an intruder if you aren't properly trained in the handling of a gun. But, their motto made me laugh....
"Because saying you're Armed because you own a Gun, is like saying you're a Musician because you own a Piano."
Damn, how true! Especially being an amateur musician. It's kinda like calling yourself a politician because you ran for office twice - or calling yourself a writer because you have a blog! ;)
You see, if you look hard enough , you can find things in common between the Obama and Bush Administrations. Here's one: They don't like being criticized. Ask White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs...
I'll admit, even though Dana Purr-ino was more interesting to look at during the press briefings, Gibbs is much better than Scott McClellan. Where McClellan had a constant deer in the headlights look of battle fatigue, Gibbs sticks to his boyish grin and focused bullet points. But, even Gibbs can lose it at times....
After Barack Obama unleashed his Housing Plan, there was a cetain amount of backlash. Like many people, CNBC business reporter Rick Santelli, believes that there are flaws in the plan, and that taxpayers who didn't overextend themselves have to foot the bill for those that lacked control of thier finances. Santelli called it 'rewarding bad behavior'. Gibbs fumed over it.
Gibbs, who was visibly pissed, shot back "We left the adage that if it's good enough for a derivatives trader, that it was good for Main Street back a few months ago. I'm not entirely sure where Mr. Santelli lives, or in what house he lives, but the American people are struggling evryday to meet their mortgage, stay in their jobs, pay their bills, to send their kids to school, and hope that they don't get sick or that somebody they care for gets sick and sends them into bankruptcy."
Wow. No doubt that Gibbs got a bit off track with the comment here. It's kind of like asking why I forgot to take out the trash, and I go into a diatribe about forgetting about it, I'm busy at work, I have more important things to do, I hate garbage anyway because all government agencies are evil, the world is a terrible place, and Britney Spears music absolutely sucks, so why throw the trash out? Focus, man. FOCUS !!!!!!
Gibbs wasn't quite done yet. He later showed a copy held up a copy of the plan to the press, and said " The plan is available on the White House website, and I would encourage him to do the following: download it, hit print, and begin to read it. I'd be more than happy to have him come here and read it to him. I'd be glad to buy him a cup of coffee - Decaf !!" Nice save, Robert. Always leave 'em laughing...
Socks the Cat, the feline who came from a poor upbringing to become the official White House cat during the Clinton Administration, has passed away at age 20. No word yet if Hillary Clinton will cut her Asian trip short to attend the funeral...
Socks was picked out by Chelsea Clinton from a DC area animal shelter, and served as First Cat until the Clinton's left the White House in 2001. It's at this point that Socks' fate gets a bit strange. Even though the Clintons kept Buddy the Dog, they gave away Socks. Who got Socks? None other than Betty Currie - Clinton's secretary and the lady who turned her head everytime Monica Lewinsky came to visit.....
According to the Clintons, Currie begged them to give her Socks, and they felt that Socks would be too difficult to take care of. Let me see, cats pretty much stay away from people, and pee in a litter box,while dogs need attention 24/7, and have to be walked to take care of business. Sounds like the Clintons were NOT Cat People.
But Socks is gone now. He served his post with dignity and honor, and now, he's running around the yard, chasing that great big catnip bag in the sky...
Friday, February 20, 2009
This may be the first time in the 3 1/2 years and near 1850 blog posts that this has happened. Now, there are some days where I don't get the chance to even look up any info to blog about. But, this was the first time I ever got the chance to look up stuff - and not find ANYTHING worth blogging about.
I know, I know - we set the bar pretty high here at SC6, and a post about today's economic indicators , or the upcoming Oscars just don't cut it here.. So, instead, we're turning the blog over to YOU for a day....
Just dump us your own personally blog post in the comments. Surely you guy have had soemthing go on that you'd like to chat about. I certainly did my best to dredge up something interesting, but I failed. Maybe you can do better.. In the meantime, here's a video about nothing. Sort of...
Thursday, February 19, 2009
Two Great Inventions, But Only One Real Inventor...........
Urban Myths. We all know some, but which ones are true, and which stories that we accept as fact are false? I was having another one of my juvenile conversations at work with Rick, and he asked me he inventor of the toilet's name. Of course I knew the answer: Thomas Crapper. So, trying to capitalize on my looking smart, I replied 'Do you know the name of the inventor of the Bra?' I had always heard that it was Otto Titslinger. But........
Now, Rick thought I was kidding about Titslinger. So, I did what every American does nowadays - I Googled it. Sure enough , there were plenty of articles on Titslinger and Crapper, and it's through the magic of the Internet that I now know, and I can enlighten you all too. That is what this blog is all about after all..
First off, Titslinger did not invent the bra. He was a character created by humorist Wallace Reyburn in a book 'Bust Up: The Uplifting Tale of Otto Titzling'. Titslinger was one of many variations through the passing of the story.
Crapper is a different story altogether. Yes, Crapper was real. Crapper worked for years as a plumber. But, Crapper did NOT invent the flushable toilet. That was credited to Edward Jennings at about the same time as Crapper. However, Crapper did make many improvements to the toilet, including one that is still used today - The Ballcock. This guy really had no luck with names, but when yuor name is Crapper..... Why do I have the urge to poop now?? CRAPPER !!!!!
So, be advised that not everything you hear is true, although I'm still positive that the first guy to leave marks on a woman's neck was named Hickey... Need the facts? Just Google it.
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Yvonne Morris may live in the land of the peaceloving Mormons, but don't mess with her. The Salt Lake City resident is a real badass!! Ask the guy she recently apprehended by herself.
Morris , a technician at Brickyard Animal Hospital, went out to the employee parking lot, when she noticed someone breaking into a co-worker's car. She went after him, and twice he was able to break away. But not the third time....
What worked on try number three? She reached out, and she happened to grab him by his boxer shorts - and if you got 'em by the drawers, YOU PULL !!!! Yep, the wedgie pretty much was able to disable him enough that she then put him a headlock , and keep him at bay for good until the cops got there.. The man is now booked on charges of vehicle burglary, possession of stolen property, and other outstanding warrants.
FEAR the POWER of the WEDGIE !!!!
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
You know, the press can be reallt gullible and stupid sometimes. Take the case of Jennifer Figge.. The 5 year old woman was attempting to swim across the Atlantic Ocean. Actually, even that wasn't true - she was going from the Cape Verde Islands to Trinidad, an estimated 2400 miles, but still 500 miles shorter than actually going from Europe to America.
How do you swim 2400 miles? Well, you swim during the day, and you sleep in the boat at night. Figge reportedly swam anywhere from 21 minutes in a day to 8 hours, but lo and behold, there she was in Trinidad 25 days later, claiming she did the entire trip. The media was all over it, hailing the first woman to swim the Atlantic. Then someone got out a calculator...
To swim 100 miles a day as she claimed, she would have had to swim at a rate of 12 mph for the full 8 hours a day. To get the equivalent of that, go outside, and run as fast as you can, and you'll do 12 mph. That's running, swimming 12 mph is nearly impossible. In fact, if Michael Phelps swam his fastest world record pace 24 hours a day, 7 days a week without EVER stopping, it would take him 20 days to swim the distance. Even if he wasn't high....Figge is NOT Michael Phelps...
Someone finally got out that calculator, and Figge was busted. When asked, Figge admitted that she didn't swim the 2400 miles (she estimated she did 250 miles), and that she never 'intended to swim the Atlantic'. Uh, what was the intention then? My guess is that her intention was to short time her way to stardom. It reminds me of Rosie Ruiz. Ruiz was a lady who never ran a marathon in under 3 hours, then suddenly, she won the NYC Marathon in about 2:20. It turns out that she grabbed a cab to an area about 4 miles from the finish line, then got on the track and won. Nice....
So, is Figge's fame shot to hell? Nah....She'll just write a book about it.
A few months ago, we had a post we talke about Nancy Pelosi getting flack from her hometown Catholic Archbishop for her beliefs on Abortion. Well, the heat on Nanner is gonna get even hotter soon...
Word via the Catholic News Agency is that Pelosi has been requested an audience to 'discuss' the Church's stance on denying communion to Catholics who support Abortion. The meeting is not with a bunch of low level Cardinals, but with Pope Benedict XVI himself. By 'discuss', we're pretty certain that it will be a one-way chewing out of Pelosi's surgically enhanced butt.. If Pelosi thinks she can go in there and make headway with the Catholic Church, she's living in Fantasyland..
Look, I understand the rift between the Catholic Church and some of it's more moderate members. I used to refer to myself as 'The World's Worst Catholic', and not all of my beliefs fit in line with The Vatican. But, I don't thumb my nose at the church, and try to split hairs to make political points with The Pope. She'll find out how serious they can be when they sit down tomorrow.
Nancy won't need any plastic surgery anytime soon, because Poppa Ben's gonna chew off about 50 pounds from her ass tomorrow. He'll need a lot of sourdough bread to make sandwiches out of that flabby, old, chunky, decrepit, smelly, cheesy, mushy, ancient.....I'm getting sick.
Monday, February 16, 2009
It's been an event filled weekend, hasn't it? Friday the 13th, Valentine's Day, The Daytona 500, NBA AllStar Game,and today, it's President's Day. Thank God,, there is nothing happening tomorrow. Truth be known, I forgot it was a holiday until I drove past Delmae Elementary, and no one was there.
With the holiday, C-SPAN took a survey of historians, to rank the Best and Worst Presidents of the first 43 who served. Was it all an attempt to say just how bad they thought George W. Bush was? Maybe. But as the years go on, a President can go up and down. Bill Clinton jumped up from #22 to #15. For your information, Dubya was ranked #36 on the list. The Ten Worst were James Buchanan, Andrew Johnson, Franklin Pierce, William Henry Harrison, Warren Harding, Millard Fillmore, Bush, John Tyler, Herbert Hoover and Rutherford B. Hayes.
Number One was, of course, Abraham Lincoln, follwed by George Washington, Franklin and Teddy Roosevelt, Harry Truman, John Kennedy, Thomas Jefferson, Dwight Eisenhower, Woodrow Wilson, and Ronald Reagan. This is the usual list. The worst list seems a bit tough, particularly Harrison. The guy only served 9 days and died - how bad of a job could they guy have done, aside from dying, and picking Tyler as his Veep?
Of course, the big question is where will Barack Obama fit in on this list? Judging by the best and worst, there is a good chance that Obama could wind up like lIncoln sandwiched in between the crappy Buchanan and Johnson. Or he could be Tyler.. I don't see a lot of middle ground on his administration. He will either be a Top Five or a Bottom Five.
Sunday, February 15, 2009
With SCGOP Chairman Katon Dawson's decision to not run for another term, which we viewed as a good thing, the jockeying has begun to replace Dawson. By a good thing, we just feel that no one in politics should hold any office for too long. Nothing against Katon - we've had our disagreements, but every decision he's made has been with what's best for the party in mind..
It looks like there will be three candidates to vie for Dawson's gig: Former State Education candidate Karen Floyd, Spartanburg County GOP Chair Rick Beltram, and Columbia Attorney Kevin Hall. There have been whispers of an elected official in Columbia running as well. My advice to that person is this: you have another job, not to mention whatever else you do for a living - don't try to put too much on your plate.
So, who are we going with? We're picking Kevin Hall.. Why? Mainly, i appreciate Kevin's efforts for working in the smaller GOP events, not just stuff where he is running for office or trying to promote himself. He's a 6th District guy, and at last year's convention, he was working the front desk, registering the delegates - quite a thankless job for a guy who was rumored even then to be taking over the state chair's job. He's also done a lot of pro-bono work for conservative causes that he believes in, and to defend victims of violent crime. The only issue that concerned me a bit was his ability to raise funds for the party, but with the endorsements of both US Senators Lindsey Graham and Jim DeMint, that should take care of itself.
And what about Hall's competition? I'll try to invoke Ronald Reagan's 11th commandment (Thou Shalt Not Speak Badly of Other Republicans).. I like Karen Floyd. I worked with her, I met her probably a dozen times on the campaign trail in 2005-06, and I consider her to be a friend. But, I haven't seen her doing much work with the inner dealings of the party. There has been no indication that this is the job she wanted, so i have some doubts of how dedicated she would be at doing this job. She got a glittering endorsement from RNC National Committeeman Glenn McCall, but I have some questions if the GOP is triangulating it's way into looking like the Democrats. I appreciate McCall's efforts, and I did vote for him last year, but I respectfully disagree.
I've never met Rick Beltram, or at least sat down with him. He has done a great job in motivating the GOP in the Upstate, and his work as County Chair does make him more qualified than some, but I have some very good friends in politics that do not like him, or the way he promotes himself. There is one point where I did make up my mind about him. At last year's Presidential Straw Poll on Fox, I think Beltram came off as too combative, and he his communication skills were terrible. Not as bad as mine, but Hall has it all over him in those regards. A messenger who can't clearly define and communicate the message is lost. We will need that badly in 2010, and Hall is the guy for the job....
Lots of stuff going on this weekend... Today is the Daytona 500 ! In fact, it just started. 43 guys trying to avoid The Big One, and win the second best race in NASCAR. My pick for today? Toyota wins it's first 500 from the guy running form the Number Six spot - #83, and fellow Trinity High grad, Brian Vickers.
GO BULLDOGS !!!!
Saturday, February 14, 2009
After about 10 months of work, the renovations here at Cale Yarborough Honda are just about done. They're blacktopping the parking lot this weekend, so my knees and ankles might heal now, and I won't have to polish the dust off my shoes every five minutes. Of course, my service drive isn't done yet - we're always last.
However, we did get one custom renovation to the side of the Express Lube area for free - a nice hole in the stucco wall !! No one really seemed to take responsibility for it. Not that it really matters - just fix the damn thing! But undaunted, the CSI Cale Yarborough Honda crew got on the job, and uncovered this hard evidence......
He comes back again and sees that she has died. He shakes her, and tries to help her...
Friday, February 13, 2009
Thursday, February 12, 2009
Tuition Free College ??? SC6 Puts You in Touch With Eight Places To Learn Without Spending $40k a Year.
I loved college !! I tell you, it was the best five years of my life. Don't laugh at me, it took five years because I kept transferring.. As great as it was, there is one part that always sucked - paying for it.
I got off easy. I busted my ass every Summer, and I ended up only owing $5000 when I graduated. Going to state school helps. Now, if you were lucky, you earned some scholarships to help pay for it. But, most people are not that fortunate. So, what's a poor student to do? Go to a school with NO TUITION...
I know what you're saying.. You're saying, "Reino, you've flipped your lid ! All colleges have to charge tuition. How else do they get paid?" Well, the facts are that there ARE colleges that don't charge for tuition. How? Well, most of them are private, and they were founded as part of a foundation, where the point was to create school that poorer kids can get a great education.
Maybe it's too late for some of us, but I'm sure there are some of you who have brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews or even kids ready to head off to college. So, if I can save you $40,000 a year, I've been a pretty good buddy, haven't I? You can send some of that money to me. My student loans may be paid off, but I have other bills, you know. Thanks to Mental Floss for the list...