Monday, November 24, 2008

Family Time

We're in Washington with Burt & Billie to spend the holiday with the
in-laws on Bainbridge. Found ourselves in Seattle for the day to see
my sister-in-law and took advantage of the photo op.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Kid Crowd Pleaser

How cute is this?

The Mom is saying "How big is Will?" and the kid (Will) raises his hands to demonstrate and the crowd just goes wild.

If I reproduce, my offspring will be this cool.

Thursday, November 13, 2008


When did America turn into a bunch of shirkers? It seems like everyone wants to shirk responsibility whenever possible. On top of all of the companies right now that are shirking, I hear of another example today on the news.

You can view the video here. A three year old fell through a fence and barely escaped plumitting 300 feet to her death. The parents had a three year old leaning against this drift wood fence with a huge gap in it. One news story I saw said that the parents agreed not to sue if the park repaired the fence. I'm sorry, sue? As a parent you're responsible for your child's safety. You're responsible for having the common sense to say, hmm, that fence offers no protection for my tiny daughter, maybe I shouldn't allow her to stand there and pose for a picture. How is this lack of common sense the park's fault?


Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Where's the Line?

So most people know that I intentionally don't watch the news. The stupidity in the world just gets me angry with no real way to turn that anger into action which is a situation I don't do well with. However, with what's going on in the country right now you can't realy avoid the stupidity.

First it was a mere $700 Billion for some financial based companies, because if we didn't willingly donate our tax dollars to help them the economy would crash. Thank God we did that! Oh wait, we didn't willingly donate - it was taken from us. Oh yeah and the economy still sucks.

Now we have the auto industry asking for something like $150 Billion.

Seriously, where do I get in line? I want some tax dollars!

Before long there's gonna be a line around the block in front of the White House of companies asking the government to fork over our tax dollars to save them from their own stupid decisions.

I'm not saying that I know the solution. I'm not saying that I want to see America suffer. I am saying that there is a natural cycle, if the government keeps interfering it can't lead anywhere good.

If anyone knows where the line is, let me know. I'd like to get some of our tax dollars too.