Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Excellent job, politicians. Keep up the good work!

We got trouble, right here in River City....

"President Obama's budget is $3.8 trillion. That's at minimum of $1.3 trillion more than the nation will get with projected revenues. But projected revenues will be even less [due to increased unemployment], thus amplifying the situation and adding to our total debt.
No wonder Congress is waffling and will raise the debt ceiling – by hook or by crook. Crook is more like it, when it is "borrowing" from the civil employee pension and disability funds. Good grief! Just stop the spending!
Things are about to get worse, much worse, before they get better. The stock market, bond market and our currency will wallow in the aftermath."

From Kirk Elliott via World Net Daily

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Seen on twitter


Monday, May 16, 2011

We are now running the government off federal workers retirement money

Um, just when are we supposed to notice things have gone down the crapper? When they tell us they have or when they run out of smoke and mirrors?
This will only get worse before it gets better. We still owe billions to the social security trust fund we haven't paid back and now we're 'borrowing' from the federal employees retirement fund to actively run the government?

Plus I hate to be the one to point this out, but isn't that still debt?
We're doing this to avoid selling treasuries (debt) b/c the debt ceiling was hit this morning. but, isn't what we're doing creating more debt? Shouldn't we just close down the .gov for a few days until Congress decides to buckle under to the pressure from the treasury and the federal reserve and raise the debt limit?
I mean, we all know that's what they are going to do, they might as well get around to it. No way that they could stomach doing the right thing and making the .gov live of revenues.

Get your 'preps' ready, b/c if someone sneezes in the petrodollar/gold/silver/insert important economic indicator here market, we're looking for a rough summer.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Really Ohio Legislature? Really?

You got a Republican super-majority elected in both houses and the Governors mansion* (and the state Supreme Court while were at it) on a platform of jobs and the economy and you're squabbling about which flavor of anti-abortion bill to pass?
Really? I don't remember you having fixed Ohio's economy yet, so I have the feeling you have other things to do with your time right now. Get off your asses, cut spending, lower taxes, raise taxes, invent new grants for business, argue about ways to fill Ohio's budget gap, declare tomorrow "spend some money in Ohio day", something, anything, but focus on JOBS AND THE ECONOMY!

*per se, the Governor actually already lived in the capitol city of Columbus and chose to remain at his family home for his term, forgoing the actual mansion. Hopefully that will save the state a few bucks.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Child Safety Measures

So the #1 child is now taking the bus home from school as an experiment (she just turned 8 and has been pushing for this for months). I walk her to the bus every morning and that won't change; she'd never get dressed and on the bus without me playing drill sergeant.
BUT and its a big but, no one will be with her for the walk home. Now, to be honest its only a block and a half and its a safe neighborhood and other kids get off the bus with her and there is even one boy who lives across the street who will walk with her most of the way, but I didn't get as crazy as I am without being paranoid.

Anyone out there have any ideas for security measures for an 8 year old?

Obviously she cant take weapons like pepper spray, knives, saps to school (or leave them 'hidden' at the bus stop). She is a 4th degree belt (purple) in TaeKwonDo and knows not be in 'condition white' when walking home, but I'll feel more comfortable giving her something more substantial than a whistle. Perhaps she could always carry a freshly sharpened number 2 pencil?  LOL.

Aaahhh, the joys of being a parent in the 21st century.