Monday, August 29, 2011

The God of the Old Testement

Click here and go read Michelle Backmann's statements about Hurricane Irene.  That's a pretty petty God if he's willing to kill people and cause that much damage just to tell the rest of us to stop spending.  Maybe he could have just sent a Western Union.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Buffy Returns

Ok, not really, but Sarah Michelle Gellar returns to TV this Fall in the CW show Ringers.    This is the show I'm anticipating the most.  It's a very complicated show, with Sarah playing twin sisters and one twin is missing and the other twin is pretending to be her.  Throw in some crime and someone trying to kill someone else and the FBI is looking for the sister that is pretending to be the other sister and already my head hurts.  But I'm truly hoping that they pull this off.  Ms. Gellar has been away too long.

New Wilco

Sept 27th is going to be a good day for music.  Will Hoge's newest comes out and so does the new Wilco.  The video is "I Love My Label" written by Nick Lowe and a bonus feature on the new album.  And I guess Wilco does love its label.  They started their own label which the new album will be released on.

Sunday, August 14, 2011


When did it become common to put the minimum information needed in instruction manuals.  I remember years ago when I would buy some new piece of electronic the instruction manual would include how to set it up and than information on what you could do with said piece of equipment.  Nowdays you barely get enough information on how to set up your new item.  As little information as they can get away with giving.

And don't say you can go online to get all information you need.  I shouldn't have to go online to get what I need from buying something new.

And I'm looking at you Logitech Revue....

Friday, August 12, 2011

Five on Friday

Just going to make it under the wire today.  But here we are, with a new set for this Friday.  Will Hoge, one of my favorite performers, has a new album coming out next month so I thought I'd feature Mr. Hoge in my Five on Friday today.  This is the second time I've featured Mr. Hoge.  The first song "Even If It Breaks Your Heart" is one of my favorite songs by him. The other four are cover versions.

Will Hoge is a talented musician from Nashville.  His new album is simply called 7, which is how many albums he's released so far.  If you ever have a chance to catch Will in concert, don't delay, make sure you see him.  For a review I did of Will from Bonnaroo from a few years back you can read it here.

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Saturday, August 06, 2011

Timeline of the Deficit

Go here to see more about the government and the deficit.

Happy BIrthday Web

The world wide web is only twenty years old.  It seems incredible that its only been around for twenty years.  For more check out this link.

Friday, August 05, 2011

Five on Friday

This week's Five on Friday is in honor of the upcoming peace globes and the 100 reasons for peace.

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Thursday, August 04, 2011

Need a Vacation? Work for Congress

Have you heard the news that Congress has taken off their annual August vacation while leaving work behind that could mean close to a hundred thousand people may not have work till they, and by they I mean Congress, go back to work in September.

This got me thinking about how many days a year Congress takes off.  Not hard to look up.  Last year they were off 23 1/2 weeks.  Now there's only 52 weeks in a year if I remember correctly.  That means they worked 28.5 weeks out of the year.  Well, at least they worked over half the year.  Of course, not by much.  And of course they'll tell you that they don't take all that time off.  They're back home, working the home people, raising money to run, the usual etc and etc.  I don't know about you, but if I wanted to raise money my boss isn't going to let me take time off to go do it.

Last time I looked I worked 49 weeks out of the year.  I got three weeks vacation.  And I don't want to hear how many hours Congress put in recently with the dept ceiling fiasco.  Fifty hours or more weeks are normal for me.  And I bet to a lot of people.  You work what is needed to get the job done.  Not Congress.  They get the big in the news thing done....finally, but take off before they finish everything they should.

And how much money do we pay our esteemed representatives?  The average salary for a rank and file Congressman or woman is $174,000.  Now I don't know about you, but that's a bit more than I bring home in a year.  And they get an annual cost of living raise, automatically.  But they'll stop other jobs from getting a cost of living increase.  My Mom barely makes ends meet on Social Security and guess what?  The last two years she hasn't gotten any cost of living increases.  And I can promise you, her annual income is a lot less than $174,000 a year.

So looking at this I have to ask, who's the sucker here?   The men and women working for us have a pretty sweet deal, while we work our asses off and most of us don't come close to making what they make or getting off the amount of time they do.

(And one of the reasons Congress gets the time off they do is because in the beginning they needed the time to go home and work their farms.  And because before air conditioning Washington DC was brutal in the summer.  But guess what?  How many members of Congress take time off to go home and work the farm?)

But it's not going to stop.  Until we as a people tell Congress that we're tired of them being part time representatives.  I want someone representing me in the Nation's Capital full time.  And everytime they don't vote for a cost of living raise for social security they need to take a pay cut.  Let them try and live on what they want to slash even more so now.

It's just a shame is all.

I Blog For Peace

I blog for peace because my Father would have wanted me to.

Wednesday, August 03, 2011

I Blog For Peace

I blog for peace so parents won't have to make walls like this in their home.

Monday, August 01, 2011

Google TV

Logitech just dropped their price from $250.00 to $99.00 for Google TV.  I would never have even thought of buying it at the first price, but now at its new price it has me thinking.  Does anyone have Google TV?  Is it worth the price?  I'm curious about it and wonder it it is something that I'd use for more than just watching tv shows.

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