Who is next?

(moved back to the top)

While I really didn’t like what he said most of the time, it is his right to say it, and this is a travesty. 

Are you next? Me? Other blogs you read? Will they go after the regular readers of the blogs after that?

 I am as guilty as he is. So are many of us who blog. 

This is a first step on a VERY slippery slope.

ETA: Really good commentary HERE

ETA: Are they gonna track down all those folks (many likely form Mass) who cried (and wrote) “Kill McChimpyBushitler” and “Kill the filthy witch O’Donnel” ? Of course not….That is protected free speech…

I remember

I know exactly where I was, exactly who was in the room, exactly my state of mind, when THIS happened. Do you?

I think it was one of those defining moments for my gneration.

Know what I am talking about?

This might help.

Something to think about.

Seriously. Read this. Think about the lessons he brings up. THINK about what could/would will happen if it is an emergency other than a few inches of snow…..Pay particular attention to his observation of peoples behavior.

Have a plan…. have a good plan and the means to execute it. Be better than the rest. Be able to improvise and react, and don’t be afraid to break the law (if you can do so safely). Having the right mindset might just make or break you in a real emergency.

I want one of these

I heat with wood. (last months gas bill was $50, and I live in a 1970’s house in the greater Chicago area)

I REALLY REALLY want one of these. Shouldn’t be too awfully hard to build……



From a circulated e-mail—no author listed. ~Bob. Excerpt: Think of it this way: A clunker that travels 12,000 miles a year at 15 mpg uses 800 gallons of gas a year. A vehicle that travels 12,000 miles a year at 25 mpg uses 480 gallons a year. So, the average Cash for Clunkers transaction will reduce US gasoline consumption by 320 gallons per year. They claim 700,000 vehicles so that’s 224 million gallons saved per year. That equates to a bit over 5 million barrels of oil. 5 million barrels is about 5 hours’ worth of US consumption. More importantly, 5 million barrels of oil at $70 per barrel costs about $350 million dollars So, the government paid $3 billion of our tax dollars to save $350 million. We spent $8.57 for every dollar we saved. I’m pretty sure they will do a great job with our health care, though.


Think of this when you hear the Obama speech on Tuesday. Rumor has it that there will be a lot of use of the word “investments”.  (And,of course,”civility”, but that’s another topic).

Remember how well  the “Cash for Clunkers” investment worked…..