HELLO FROM EAU CLAIRE, WISCONSIN:

HELLO FROM EAU CLAIRE, WISCONSIN - city of big bottoms and small minds.

Friday, November 6, 2009

IN CASE YOU HAVE FORGOTTEN THE SIMPLE JOYS OF LIFE

Before anything else gets said in today's entry, I wanted to post this wonderful photo of a young man named Sebastian Brown. Sebastian's grandmother, Jill, was an aide at Roosevelt School to my wife, Kim. After viewing the picture on Kim's computer, I asked Jill if I might have a copy to publish in my blog and I will tell you why: so many times as adults we forget the simple pleasures and the real joys of life -- for instance, a bath! Sebastian's face says it all, doesn't it? Have you ever witnessed more complete bliss???

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CASH FOR CLUNKERS USED AND ABUSED


I picked up the Leader-Telegram of thursday, November 5 and read:

The most common deals under the government's $3 billion Cash For Clunkers program, aimed at putting more fuel efficient cars on the road, replaced old Ford and Chevrolet pickups with new ones that got only marginally better gas mileage, according to an analysis by the Associated Press.

The single most common swap - which occurred more than 8200 times - involved Ford 150 pickup owners who took advantage of a government rebate to trade their old trucks for new Ford 150s. The fuel economy for the new trucks ranged from 15 mpg to 17 mpg based on engine size and other factors, an improvement of just 1 to 3 mpg over the clunkers.

And all the teabaggers are screaming about how the Obama administration is taking away their freedoms. Yes, we have the right to be dumb asses who not only don't care about saving money, but also can continue to destroy the earth's atmosphere.

BEAM ME UP SCOTTY!

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