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2012 Year End Review

Many of us are still shaking our heads (and soon to be in our boots) with the seemingly inexplicable re-election of B. Hussein Obama. There is a great deal of finger pointing and Republican leadership seems to be on a course to punish actual conservatives rather than banding behind conservative principles and taking on the liberal, big spending juggernaut. Early indications are that Boehner and McConnell have adopted the “self-negotiation, whine, capitulate, capitulate, call the bad deal a win, we’ll get him next time” strategy. I have resigned myself to prepare as much as possible for the fiscal cliff, way higher taxes ON EVERYBODY…everybody that pays taxes, and effects of inflation (The Fed has already inflated the dollar by printing so many dollars and we just haven’t seen the full effect on consumer prices just yet) on prices that is that is looming.

Vacation 2012 – Stage Four

The last stage was pretty much a travel stage. We decided to make a side trip to Richmond VA to visit family. The suburb of the city where they live is extremely confusing to traverse. We were trying to get to our hotel which we could see from the road, there just didn’t seem to be a way to get there. We did make it and were sneaky in that we had five in our room when only four were permitted. We are regular Bonnie and Clyde’s.

Vacation 2012 – Stage Three

Before I left for vacation I had printed directions for each leg of our trip. It didn’t take long to get tired of looking at the papers especially when driving at night with everybody else in the car fast asleep. I have an iPhone with unlimited data so why not use it. At first I compared the routes with the printed versions, but soon dumped them entirely.

Vacation 2012 – Stage Two

When we first arrived in Virginia my wife and I both thought that we’d need more than one day at Chincoteague. After one night we both had the same thought…that on day was enough. We would have high-tailed it at first light, but we wanted to sleep in and eat at a restaurant highly recommended…and worth the wait.

Vacation 2012 – First Stop

Around the lower East Coast in nine days. We have always talked about a driving vacation. Not one where you drive somewhere and stay for a week, but one with multiple destinations. The year our youngest became an adult (the day before we left) we finally did it starting at 0200 Saturday June 16, 2012. According to Bing the total trip would be tens of hours and just under 1,700 miles. That sounds daunting (it was), but there were five drivers in which to divide the time.

Lather, Rinse, Repeat

I was shampooing my hair this morning and forgot how to do it so as luck would have it my bottle had directions.  The only problem is that I got stuck in a loop of lather,  rinse, repeat…lather, rinse, repeat…lather, rinse, repeat…. (you get the picture).  There is nothing on the directions about when to stop.  So I start thinking that since this seems to be happening with Obama’s economic policy maybe he lost the last page of his economic book and just doesn’t know where to stop.  I eventually ran out of shampoo and had to stop, but he has no “bottle” to empty.  When he runs out of our money, he just prints/borrows more.  Like my suds our money seems to be going down the drain.

Update -Wimpy Washington Economics

Welcome back my friends to the show that never ends

We’re so glad you could attend

Come inside! Come inside!

Come inside, the show’s about to start

guaranteed to blow your head apart

Rest assured you’ll get your money’s worth

Guaranteed to blow your head apart

– – Emerson, Lake and Palmer (edited)

Too (Tu)

The dictionary defines too as:

  1. In addition; also:
  2. More than enough; excessively:
  3. To a regrettable degree:
  4. Very; extremely; immensely

Synonyms:  devilishly, excessively, exorbitantly, inordinately, intolerably, monstrously, overly, overmuch, unacceptably, unduly

“Too bad the only people who know how to run the country are busy driving cabs and cutting hair”

– – George Burns

“You will find that the State is the kind of organization which, though it does big things badly, does small things badly, too.”

– – John Kenneth Galbraith

“Oh, I don’t blame Congress. If I had $600 billion at my disposal, I’d be irresponsible, too.”

Pale In Comparison

One of the topics likely to take center stage this summer is going to be the crowd that will seek to get the Republican Party nomination to take on Barrack Obama in the 2012 presidential election. I have no doubt that there will be a crowd as many sense Obama’s weakness and a country tired of the poor economy, big government spending, and Washington in general.