Tuesday, September 30, 2008

How the whole mess started!

This is a video of congressional hearings where Dems were touting the gains made in the "affordable" housing market and covering up the illegal accounting practices at Freddie and Fannie!

And this is the result of the Dem's misguided and foolish policies!

Bush Called For Reform of Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac 17 Times in 2008 Alone... Dems Ignored Warnings

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Wed, Sep 24, 2008 - 6.88 mi [Cycling]

Wed, Sep 24, 2008 - 6.88 mi [Cycling]
6.88 mi in 00:33:00 hours at 12.51 mi/h on Road Master Mountain. [Cycling] Round trip to Kalamazoo Christian and back
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Monday, September 22, 2008

Back Home!

I am back from my work trip to the F&I Conference in Las Vegas. I was really not sure what to expect. I am not a gambler, not a drinker and I like to get up early and go to bed early. Three things that do not work well with Vegas. I guess I had fun. Came back with down $80. Not bad overall. I was astounded with the scale of the hotels. Here are some pics. Not very good quality with the BB.

I missed my kids and wife dearly also. Madi must have grown an inch. Nate surprised me on Saturday with his football play. Cort is doing awesome with VB and school. Niki was so happy to see me. I don't think he let go of me all weekend.

Niki is doing so well with his speech too. He stunned me yesterday when he approached me placed his elbows on the table and his head in his hands and said, "Daddy? You wanna play ball?" How could I say no! We played a little then we went to Lowe's to get the last of the wood I needed to finish off the porch.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Rebuilding the front porch.

My father came over and was able to help me finish with the demo and get the main part of the front porch done. I still have to purchase one thing(lattice), but we were able to finish the entire project for $456. That includes demo and replacing the front plate on the house which had rotted.

UPDATE: Sunday September 21, 2008.

Well it is done. I have some minor brackets to put on and I also need to add some weather proofing. I look at some of the work with a very critical eye and I notice some lines are off and some of the railings are leaning. Not sure what I could do about that. Overall it looks good.

Very rewarding project, but very taxing also.

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Sat, Sep 6, 2008 - 8.49 mi [Cycling]

Sat, Sep 6, 2008 - 8.49 mi [Cycling]
8.49 mi in 00:33:50 hours at 15.06 mi/h on Road Master Mountain. [Cycling] Normal morning ride. Needed to get something in for the weekend. Also needed to stretch out legs after weightlifting yesterday.
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Friday, September 5, 2008


Since 1963.
President -------------- Highest Previous Job
Lyndon B Johnson----- Vice President
Richard M. Nixon- ---- Vice President
Gerald R Ford--------- Vice President
Jimmy E. Carter Jr. --- Governor of Georgia
Ronald W. Reagan ---- Governor of California
George HW Bush ------Vice President
William J Clinton ----- Governor of Arkansas
George W. Bush -------Governor of Texas

See a pattern?

I guess the American public value experience in their Presidents.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008


"God has given you one face, and you make yourself another." ~William Shakespeare

I believe that the world will be blown away over the next few days by Alaska Governor Sarah Palin. The left is scrambling to find something to stick to her. The hypocrisy of the left is getting quite comical.

First, most of the drive by media was caught off guard by her selection as VP to Senator John McCain. I will be that well over 90% of even political reporters could not even name her as Gov of Alaska prior to Friday. Their next move was to say that she was unqualified. Never mind that Barak was forced to pick someone for his VP who has more foreign policy experience because he lacks that. Their answer for his lack of governance experience was that he is an outsider. Be careful with that one. Governor Palin has far more executive experience than Barak and can still be considered a Washington outsider more thatn anyone in the race. She also has more governance experience than anyone on the Dem or Republican ticket.

Second move was to degrade her as an unfit mother. This attack was and still is being launched in four phases. A Democratic led rumor said that Palin was covering for her teenage daughter by saying that her son Trig was hers when it was really the teens. How cruel and untrue! The second phase was to say that Palin was irresponsible to even attempt to have a child at the age of 40. Third was that she cannot be a good mother to her children especially Trig if she is elected. Finally the absolutely unbelievable attacks on her and her daughter over the pregnancy of the 17yr old. She is being vilified for allowing this to happen, for failing as a parent, for allowing her to marry the father of the child.

I have never talked with Sarah Palin and have never seen anything related to this but I can guarantee you that Gov Palin's priorities are as follows in order: God, family, country. After being a child of God she is first a mother then a wife, then an elected official. When their daughter came to them and told her parents that she was pregnant, I am sure that they told her they were disappointed. The very next thing they did was to be good parents to their kid that needed them now more than any other time in her life. They did not care about how it would look politically. They did not care what people in their small town would say. They simply wanted to help their kid and knew that a family as strong as theirs would be able to lean on each other with God's help to provide a safe pregnancy and support for their daughter and new grandchild.

The left for so long has espoused that a woman can do anything she wants. She can be a working mom, she does not need a man to complete her. Well, guess what a woman is going to be the next VP of the United States and liberals are trembling with fear.

Wed, Sep 3, 2008 - 8.59 mi [Cycling]

Wed, Sep 3, 2008 - 8.59 mi [Cycling]
8.59 mi in 00:33:00 hours at 15.62 mi/h on Road Master Mountain. [Cycling] Regular morning ride. Deer are on the move. Saw 6 this morning.
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