Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Paige's First Time On Ice Skates

Lyn took Piage ice skating for the first time last Saturday. Paige had a lot of fun and talked about it all day.

The New Carveboard Rocked the Parkway

I hit the Parkway early last Sunday. It was awesome! All by myself hiking up some of the high elevation sections towards Mt. Pisgah. It was like surfing. It was so much different vs. the long board. I’ll be doing this again this coming weekend. The only down fall is the Carveboard is about 10lbs heavier.

Enough hiking...time to go down.
The view my board has on the way down.

Way To Go

Hot off the press. Citi has canceled their order to purchase the 50 million dollar jet. You can make a difference. They have plenty of jets in their fleet they can still use.

Our New Secretary of the Treasury

Congratulations Timothy and Obama. You have proven to Americans everywhere you can lie and cheat, and still get what you want. What roll models for Americans. You can cheat on your taxes, get caught, say it was an honest mistake, pay the bill, and become the Secretary of the Treasury who will over see the IRS. Even after the American people flooded the phone lines and e-mails to our representative saying don't hire this guy. I wonder if a pharmacist could get involved in giving controlled drugs out for free without prescriptions to friends and themselves, then get caught, say they are sorry, maybe pay a small fine, and become the head of the FDA? I guess according to our Gov. you can. Anything is possible no matter what you do.

Monday, January 26, 2009

What's Another $50M?

Remember my rant a few post ago about bailouts. Let me throw more frustration your way. So we (that's right you and me the beloved tax payers) have given Citi 45 Billion dollars over the last year to "help them out". So one year ago the company was valued at something in the neighborhood of 260 billion dollars and now (1 year later) is valued around 19 billion dollars. Let me do the quick math....so without our money Citi would be worth around -26 billion dollars. Yes, that's a negative number in front of the number 26. Does anyone in government understand when something is crashing as hard as Citi was and is, you cannot stop it? It has to hit the bottom first before you know what you’re dealing with. You need to invest money in companies that are getting ready to do well not failing. There is not enough money in the system to help companies like this. We have blown $45 billion dollars. Our kids are going to have to pay for this. Check this it. Just when you think the Wall Street folks have dropped to a new low the below article is released. Are you ready for this.... brand-new $50 million corporate jet. Go ahead ready the below article. http://www.nypost.com/seven/01262009/news/nationalnews/just_plane_despicable_152033.htm

If this doesn't throw you over the edge I have no idea what well. So once again who is to blame? The Gov. will probably blame the banks. As for myself I blame the Gov. (supposedly the smarts minds we have), for giving Citi the money. Once again remember the words, must act now, hurry....no time, if we don't do something now who knows what might happen? Remember all these things our Gov. was telling us?

Now they want to do another $825 billion dollars stimulus package. Why do they think speeding money will work? It does not work. Watch the below video of Nancy Pelosi. Family planning service is going to stimulate the economy? There is no mention of creating jobs to help stimulate the economy. Let's give more money to food stamps and unemployment? She should just say, you cannot do anything without the government, so don't worry about being successful or prosper to a higher livelihood, you should be happy you’re getting food on your table through food stamps.

I encourge you to watch the entire video on ABC

So Nancy thinks increasing funds for food stamps and unemployment is the answer. One other quick note. According to Nancy spending more money will "reduce cost"? What are you talking about? That's our Gov. at it's finest. Spend to save money. How about getting rid of programs that don't work and maybe you could fund ones that do. She also mentions she is not getting rid of the tax cuts. What? I thought tax cuts were bad? So what does this mean? A. Our Gov. is so proud they cannot admit when something works if it's not from their party or their plan. B. Our Gov. is so lame that when they know something isn’t working they won't do anything about it? C. Our Gov. has absolutely no financial responsibility and doesn't know what works and what doesn't.

I ask you who read my blog (all 5 of you) please do not let these people get a hold of our health care. They have almost taken over the banks and are making thing even worse. The Gov. doesn't have the answers, only hard working Americans like you do. Only through hard work will we keep this country afloat. There is no easy way out and I can guarantee you throwing money at everything will not work.

One more thing....if your looking into buying a house you will want to do it really soon. If you own a house make sure your on a good fixed rate mortgage, because rates in a few years will be at 10% or higher the way this is going.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Carve Board & Long Board

I have completed my arsenal of weapons for the parkway. These two boards are completely different from one another. The Carve is a slow moving board with inflatable wheels. It’s all about carving. It emulates surfing and a little like snowboarding.

The long board on the other hand is full of speed and pucker factors. Both have their spot in my collection, and both have their spot on the parkway.

More Photos Of The Kids

Last NCCX Race Of The Season

A good race to end the winter series. Here are a few photos of the gang.

Throwing beer and slapping O2 tent on the butt

Giving away a King wheelset to another lucky winner

I decided to give him my hat too

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Please Excuse My Tone

I'm sure my two posts below you could read my frustration with our government. I don't mean to be so harsh but sometimes I just need to let it fly and thank you for listening.

Obama is now our President and I hope he makes the right and best decisions for the American people. Only time will tell and I wish him the best. Please keep us safe Obama.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Congratulations America....We Are Almost A Socialistic Nation

Now the American people are official the largest share hold of Bank of America. The best part about this....we the people will be putting in charge of this company the same people none of us would let within 100 miles of our own check book or finances. Our beloved, scholar, smart then you, you cannot do it without us, let me take care of you because you cannot take care of yourself, US Government. AWESOME!!!! BOA has received $25 billion so far and is ready to receive more. Hey Daddy War Bucks, can I get some money? What the hell!!!!!!

Oh yea, did you notice Citi has failed even after they got their bailout? Bailout definition: In economics, a bailout is an act of loaning or giving capital to a failing business in order to save it from bankruptcy, insolvency, or total liquidation and ruin. That's right, they are still failing, and now they are splitting up the company. Aren’t you glad our government spent $45 billion to bail them out? Remember how important it was to pass the bailout NOW. No time, they are too big and important to fail. Does anyone else remember these types of speeches and words? They are still failing you morons. You cannot just throw money at things and make it work. They could have gone through this transformation last year and maybe by now they could be working their way back to stability. But no, our scholars in government (who don’t know anything about business, and should not) think they now best. So all they did was prolong the agony, just like they will do with auto industry and God help us all when they get their hands on health care.

Wake up people. The free market is dead if this keeps up. Well it’s been over 50 year since the market has really been “a free market”.

How about this. Obama has picked Timothy Geithner as Treasury Secretary. Another awesome move for the Obama crew. Wait, what’s that, hummmmm, really. Ok, so I guess with this move from the Obama crew they must be saying we don’t have to pay our taxes. We all can make honest mistakes. ARE YOU KIDDING ME!!!! This guy is going to run our Treasury Department and lead our nations rescue and he himself cannot even pay his own taxes. Once again another politician gets a pass on the law. I cannot believe they are moving forward with this. I hope you all realize this is a smack in your face by our new administration. Hope, change, a new way of life, you got it. It’s the same way of life and it’s even going more south for the American tax payer. If you believe these circus entertainers when they say “it’s too big to fail”, “he’s too important”, I guess I gave you too much credit.

Wake up people. Our government is living above the law on a regular basses. This wasn’t and accident or the words Obama speaks “These errors were not intentional; they were honest mistakes”. I’ve got a suggestion. How about we all not pay our taxes and when the IRS or I should say Timothy Geithner comes after us we can all say it was an honest mistake.

I ask you these questions again. You really want our government in charge of our financial institutions, small businesses, auto industry, and our health care?

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

I Can't Take It!!!!!! I Need To Vent.

So we are prepared to collapse our economy because our Government feels they are the only one's who have the answers? Right....when has that ever worked? Let's just keep throwing money at a black hole and not actually fix anything. Does anyone understand that Government has no ramifications if something fails? Obama is already hot to trot on getting another stimulus rolling. ARE YOU FREAKING KIDDING ME!!!!! STOP, PLEASE STOP!!!!! This doesn’t work, it hasn’t worked, and it’s not going to work. Bush tried this and what happen? I’m waiting for an answer, anyone…..anyone? That’s right….NOTHING HAPPENED!!!!! People paid down their debts and cut back on spending. Wait….hum….stimulus???? Definition: something that incites to action or exertion or quickens action, feeling, thought, etc.: The approval of others is a potent stimulus. Yea……how do you stimulate the economy? Add jobs and not Government jobs, but privet sector jobs. Lower taxes to the people who build businesses. Sorry, reality check time people. If you have money your more then likely able to build a business to invest your money in to make more. How do you do that? That’s right; you have to hire employees to do that. That means people will get paid to work. Now of course the key word is work.

Has anyone noticed that Capital Hill gave themselves a pay raise http://www.onenewsnow.com/Politics/Default.aspx?id=360044? That’s right, while you’re trying to hold your job, make your mortgage payment, or even trying to afford your yearly family trip, our Government officials get a pay raise. Come on people!!!! I know you all cannot believe this is ok? Who the hell got us into this economic situation? Our Government! So they get to point the finger somewhere else, unlike you at your job, and get a raise. If you screwed up at your job to the tune our Government does, you would be fired. They just raise our taxes to cover their expenses or failures. Nothing happens to them...hell they give themselves raises.

So now everyone is ready to hand our auto companies, banks, and health care over to these clowns. YOU ARE FREAKING NUTS!!! They have already lost track of $350 billion dollars they gave to the banks. Our Government is here to do one thing. Pass laws that protect us. We haven’t had an attack since 9/11 and I give them praise for that. They are not here to run businesses, invest in our financial institutions, and so on. GET OUT OF OUR WAY, and people like myself will bring back the economy and jobs.

One more rant that I know I’ll get a lot of s*** about. Stop with the global warming scare. If you want to live a more natural life style go for it. Stop making people live a life based on theories that have holes over it.

The 2008 top ten selling vehicles came out. #1 Ford 150, #2 Chevy Silverado, and we now have the fastest increase in ice on the polar cap in history. http://blog.heritage.org/2009/01/06/don’t-worry-al-gore-there’s-plenty-of-ice-for-the-polar-bears/. Wake up and realize you have got to take control of your own life. Do not let our Government take away your ability to think, achieve, and inspire to be more away from you. Wake up in the morning and look at your neighbor. If he has something you want ask them how they did it and strive for it, don’t be jealous. If your neighbor is struggling help them as much as you can.

Here’s one for you….HAVE SOME FAITH!!!!!!!

Thanks for listening. I feel better.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Paige Dancing

One of Paige's friends from school had a birthday party at the Orange Peel. Pretty cool place to have a party. After the party the Orange Peel had a dancing day for kids. It was total nuts. This video is of a few of Paige's friends and her dancing and getting warmed up before the big dancing party.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

What A Show!!!!

Last night we saw the GNR tribute band Appetite For Destruction. Freaking awesome! Go see them if they are near you, that is if you like GNR.


Friday, January 02, 2009

Gator Bowl Victory

Congratulations to the Big Red Machine!

Thursday, January 01, 2009

Happy New Years!!!!!!

Last night we celebrated Claire's birthday party with the help of family and some good friends. Here are a few photos from the evening down stairs in the celebration room.