Monday, September 29, 2008

I like this economic plan :)

Granted I know it will never happen and it's a joke, but it makes more sense than what the politicians (all of the idjits) are peddling.

The Birk Economic Recovery Plan

Hi Pals,

I’m against the $85,000,000,000.00 bailout of AIG.

Instead, I’m in favor of giving $85,000,000,000 to America in a ' We Deserve It Dividend ' .

To make the math simple, let’s assume there are 200,000,000 bonafide U.S. Citizens 18+.

Our population is about 301,000,000 +/- counting every man, woman and child. So 200,000,000 might be a fair stab at adults 18 and up..

So divide 200 million adults 18+ into $85 billon that equals $425,000.00.

My plan is to give $425,000 to every person 18+ as a We Deserve It Dividend. Of course, it would NOT be tax free. So let’s assume a tax rate of 30%.

Every individual 18+ has to pay $127,500.00 in taxes.

That sends $25,500,000,000 right back to Uncle Sam.

But it means that every adult 18+ has $297,500.00 in their pocket. A husband and wife has $595,000.00.

What would you do with $297,500.00 to $595,000.00 in your family?

Pay off your mortgage – housing crisis solved.

Repay college loans – what a great boost to new grads

Put away money for college – it’ll be there

Save in a bank – create money to loan to entrepreneurs.

Buy a new car – create jobs

Invest in the market – capital drives growth

Pay for your parent’s medical insurance – health care improves

Enable Deadbeat Dads to come clean – or else

Remember this is for every adult U S Citizen 18+ including the folks who lost their jobs at Lehman Brothers and every other company that is cutting back. And of course, for those serving in our Armed Forces.

If we’re going to re-distribute wealth let’s really do it...instead of trickling out a puny $1000.00 ( “vote buy” ) economic incentive that is being proposed by one of our candidates for President.

If we’re going to do an $85 billion bailout, let’s bail out every adult U S Citizen 18+!

As for AIG – liquidate it. Sell off its parts.

Let American General go back to being American General. Sell off the real estate.

Let the private sector bargain hunters cut it up and clean it up.

Here’s my rationale. We deserve it and AIG doesn’t.

Sure it’s a crazy idea that can “never work.”

But can you imagine the Coast-To-Coast Block Party!

How do you spell Economic Boom?

I trust my fellow adult Americans to know how to use the $85 Billion ' We Deserve It Dividend ' more than I do the geniuses at AIG or in Washington DC.

And remember, The Birk plan only really costs $59.5 Billion because $25.5 Billion is returned instantly in taxes to Uncle Sam.

Ahhh...I feel so much better getting that off my chest.

I know the math is goofy.  It's a joke so don't think too hard on it :)

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Ruby Tuesday

Ruby Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Teach over at Work of The Poet.  The basic premise is to post a picture (your own) with either a little red or a lot of red.  This week The Teach has requested we post a picture with a little red in it.

This is yet another flower picture from my visit to the Como Zoo and Conservatory this past June.  I truly loved visiting that place. If I had known it was so spectacular, I would have stopped every summer after my annual camping trip.  It's not like it's out of my way or expensive (free-will offering).

Thank you for visiting.  You can find more participants at Work of The Poet.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Camera Critters

A couple more pictures from my recent vacation.  This is off a pier on Lake Pepin in Pepin, WI.

Camera Critters is hosted by Misty Dawn. Please take a moment to stop by her site to find other great posts involving critters.

It's nice to see she hasn't forgotten.

I don't know much about the views of the polictical parties in Britain, but I like what J.K. Rowling had to say and did.

J.K. Rowling gives $1.8M gift to UK ruling party

Friday, September 19, 2008

SkyWatch Friday

SkyWatch Friday is hosted by a team of bloggers (Tom, SandyCarlson, and Imac).  Be sure to stop by and visit them.

The following pictures were taken by pier in Pepin, Wisconsin on June 28 of this year.  I think I was kneeling in the first one in an attempt to get the entire tree.  That is why my photo is a bit lop-sided.  The hills on the other side are Minnesota.  

Here is a close-up of the roots.  There were a few other trees growing like this.  

In the following two frames, I am still around the tree, but concentrating on the bigger view here.  The clouds were moving pretty fast which changed the lighting nicely.


Thank you for visiting.  Please stop by SkyWatch Friday to find more participants.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

When I was a kid, mom used to sing to me.

Mom didn't sing the tradition kiddie songs much. She preferred to sing the songs she loved. That was Country & Western songs, which as most can guess is not your typical children's fare. I loved to hear mom sing. We used to have some great car rides and we never needed a radio.

Some of my favorites were:

Johnny Cash "Long Black Veil"

Johnny Cash "5 Feet High and Rising"

Johnny Cash "I Got Stripes"

Johnny Cash "Frankie & Johnny"

Notice a theme? Is it any wonder Johnny Cash is one of my favorite singers/songwriters.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Ruby Tuesday

Every Tuesday, The Teach from Work of the Poet hosts Ruby Tuesday.  A fun meme that asks you to post a photo (your own) with a little red or a lot of red in it.

This is another photo that I took while visiting the Como Zoo and Conservatory last June.  Hope you enjoy it.  
Thank you for visiting!  If you leave a comment, I will try to visit your blog soon.  I am still playing catch-up after my bout with vertigo.

Please stop by Work of the Poet to find more participants.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Feeling better.....

Well the vertigo has passed, but I seem to have a battle with sinusitis on my hands now.  BLECH!  When I have been up, I've been studying or visiting a couple of message boards.  Mostly I'm just reading and making small comments.

I have not spared much any time for blogs or blogging.  Yesterday's post was scheduled a while back.  I plan on doing some catch up later today and tomorrow.  Unfortunately I missed most of jientje's door project and all of Robert's Show Me project.  I wish I had been up to participating.  Those sounded fun!  Just checked my feeds and I think may be skipping some posts as I have nearly 600 unread items.  Y'all have been some busy bees!

Life here on the prairie has been pretty calm.  We have had lots of cool weather with more wind that we need thrown in.  We even had a slight frost a couple weeks back.  I told mom recently that we went from spring to fall with a few summer days thrown in for good measure.  We really did not have a warm summer.  We have had lots of cool days and the leaves are all ready falling.  They aren't turning colors, just falling.  It may be the wind which has been pretty fierce lately.  The garden is almost finished producing and I feel like it barely started.  I have to work on getting it in quicker next year.  I just hope we have an earlier spring.  This year we had frost around Memorial Day.  Maybe I will be industrious and start things inside next year.  Probably not.

Miss Smokie is starting to molt, but it's not really coming off like in previous years.  I don't think she really got warm enough this summer for her undercoat to loosen up good.  Here is a picture of her last year in October when she was nearly done shedding molting.

 Recently in my schooling to become a medical transcriptionist, I have been working on editing and proofreading.  I have found that I do not remember as many grammar rules as I thought.  For instance, capitalizing seasons, I had to go look it up.  *lol*  I suddenly feel old at only 39 and all it took was having to remember all those punctuation rules.  I'll just say right now that I hate commas!  If you need a fun site to double check something try out The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation.  Now don’t go looking for mistakes in this post.  I am sure there are plenty.  
Hope y'all have a great week!  

Sunday, September 07, 2008

Can I just say…

Vertigo sucks!  I like fair rides at the fair not while sitting in my recliner or in front of the computer.  Thank goodness for meclizine.

Hope everyone had a better weekend than I.  

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Ruby Tuesday and Opening Doors

I am not sure if this is a city building or the caretaker's shed for the nearby cemetary.
Ruby Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by Mary over at the Work of the Poet.

Opening Doors is a week long meme hosted by jientje over at Heaven in Belgium

Thank you for visiting.  Sorry I'm late in posting for today :)

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