Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Don't walk, run on frivolity...More stuff!

Funny from Charlotte

The hand that giveth also taketh away.
It don't come easy.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Farm Bill

President Bush vetoed the $300 billion farm bill.

Farm Bill website ideas.
Recommendations In Brief
"Improve risk management tools for farmers by creating a supplemental insurance program. Increase the efficiency and effectiveness of the crop insurance program. Revise dairy assessment requirements to create a more fair system."

Give away money to buy pumps instead of using gravity. Then build a flood protection system so you need more insurance and build houses in the desert. Build farms in the desert too.

Gun-control group secures $350,000 grant

"The state's largest gun control group, CeaseFirePA, is getting a $350,000 grant to strengthen its advocacy efforts statewide.

The Chicago-based Joyce Foundation is granting the organization the money over two years to aid its bid to build a statewide, grass-roots response to gun violence, CeaseFirePA's executive director Joe Grace said."

"We are extremely pleased to be partnering with the NRA on this special project Mini-14 to support the Institute for Legislative Action," said Ruger President Stephen L. Sanetti. "It is very important that we, as an industry and as individuals, support the efforts of the ILA as they work to protect our Second Amendment rights. A portion of the sales from each rifle will go to the NRA-ILA to support their ongoing efforts. This project is also made possible through the support of Hogue Stocks, one of our key vendors, and through our distributors."

The Ruger® Mini-14® series of rifles has been extremely popular since first introduced in 1974. Long considered simple, rugged, and reliable, these rifles have proven so popular around the woods, farm, and ranch that they earned the nickname "Ranch Rifle," which is the name Ruger now uses to describe all Mini-14 rifles that come from the factory with integral scope mounting features.

Patented Hogue® OverMolded™ stocks are constructed by molding a super strong and rigid fiberglass reinforced insert or "skeleton" that precisely fits the firearms action. The stocks are then OverMolded with an exclusive rubber compound. This provides the ultimate in shooting comfort, is non-slip in adverse weather and creates a super quiet finish while walking in wooded or brushy country.

Established in 1975, the Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is the legislative arm of the National Rifle Association of America. ILA is committed to preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals to purchase, possess and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

$350,000 should support more broken gun buying programs. The good old boys will keep buying new guns. Nothing new here. The government could pass out ammo instead of checks.

Saturday, March 8, 2008


American employers slashed 63000 jobs in February.
Office automation!

Save a buck http://www.openoffice.org/

Friday, March 7, 2008

Retirement Funds

"Chief executives of three financial companies who received outsize pay packages even as their shareholders lost billions in the spreading credit crisis are scheduled to testify before Congress on Friday

Mr. Mozilo received about $120 million in compensation and proceeds from sales of Countrywide in 2007, while Mr. O’Neal walked away from Merrill Lynch with a $161 million retirement package."

Source: GretchenMorgenson, New York Times

The limo is in the ditch. Take the jet.

Football Follies

All American Football League
Since inception, the League's finances have been indirectly tied to the $300 billion federally guaranteed student loan asset backed securities market. [...] Every effort is being made to insure that the '08 season will be played as planned, but this depends upon a locating new majority owner with the needed liquidity [...] Otherwise, the inaugural season will be postponed to '09.

The league said Thursday in an e-mail that a new majority owner is needed to salvage the inaugural season, less than a week before training camps are set to open.

Maybe they will get stimulus money for nothing. It was never about the money.

High end going higher

"The Economic Stimulus Act of 2008 seeks to boost the economy by raising the number of Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae-backed mortgages in pricey areas." Matt Woolsey, Forbes

News blurb.
Washington Post, United States - 4 hours ago
The devaluation of Carlyle's holdings in AAA-rated home-mortgage-backed bonds from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac reflects the spreading turmoil in the capital ...

If they make everything more expensive, it will all be better.