Is Max a Nazi?

For my first new post I just have to say that Max Mosley thing is awesome. Oh, behave!


Bad Economy

How many times do Republicans have to try supply-side economics and fail before they figure out it doesn't work?

I have a theory. If our government would lower taxes for the middle class, they would start spending money and the economy would rise out of it's funk.  I've heard over and over about how the spending of the middle class keeps the economy afloat and growing. 

For sure the mortgage crisis and high fuel prices are dragging down the economy but imagine how much better it would be if people had some money to spend. 

And I don't mean this measly $600 dollars the government is giving out. Tax breaks for the wealthy don't help the economy. They don't spend money on consumer goods at Wal-Mart and Target.  They tend to save their money. 

Even if the rich were spenders, there's not enough of them to have a great impact on the economy. At least not like 50 or 100 million Americans with extra money in their pockets every week.

NY Times article on the economy.


Danica F1 Test

It appears that Indy car driver, Danica Patrick will get to test a Formula One car.
Honda CEO Nick Fry has admitted to Austrian newspaper Kronen Zeitung that a test will indeed take place, and that it is likely to do so at either Barcelona or Jerez in Spain in November, following the end of the 2008 F1 campaign. 
We will put her into our car after the season at the latest and see how quick she is," the Briton said.
Well, that kind of goes against this quote from F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone:
"You know I've got one of those wonderful ideas ... women should be dressed in white like all the other domestic appliances. It isn't the first time Ecclestone commented on women in racing, telling Autosport racing magazine in Feb. 2000 that women would never excel in Formula One. He added that if a woman did make it, "she would have to be a woman who was blowing away the boys. ... What I would really like to see happen is to find the right girl, perhaps a black girl with super looks, preferably Jewish or Muslim, who speaks Spanish."

How to Survive Unemployment

New figures came out last week that put unemployment at its highest level since Mike and the Mechanics were topping the Billboard charts. As the labor market deteriorates and thousands more find themselves out of work, you may ask yourself: “How can I protect myself from those insufferable articles that preach the “6-steps to surviving unemployment.”

Step One  Get out of your normal routine. Not having to go to work is a perk of being unemployed. Remember what getting up at 6:00AM feels like? Keep thinking about all those days you had to get up early; the alarm blaring and you’ll be sleeping until 11:00AM in no time.

Step Two Isolate yourself.  Do not talk to your family and friends about unemployment. Their constant nagging will not help. Stay inside and watch TV, then when it gets dark go out drinking.

Step Three Adjust your budget. There’s no way to know how long unemployment will last so just spend all your extra money right away. That will serve to provide the incentive you need to dream up ways to borrow from family and friends. Now you can get that new X-Box you’ve been wanting.

Step Four Look for free and inexpensive entertainment options. For guys, go to the nudie bar with your buddies and ask them for a few dollar bills. I’m sure they will be glad to oblige. For gals, simply wear a little too much makeup and head for your favorite bar.  Every night is ladies night when you’re the biggest flirt.  Get guys (or other girls) to buy you drinks.

Step Five List your contacts. These are the people who stabbed you in the back at work. Now you have a LOT of time to get them back. List strategies for revenge including: keying their cars, spreading false rumors, and hitting on their girlfriends/boyfriends/spouses.

Step Six  Self Hate.  This is the most important step. Now you can take all day to think about what you did wrong.  Beat yourself up good.


The Yearling

Please enjoy my latest video, "The Yearling".


Tendon Injury

I told you that I would start posting some videos.  I bought that little "Flip Video" camera. It's been a lot of fun to play with. It does a good job for a cheap camera. The trouble was coming up with some decent content worth posting.

Charlotte demonstrated how to wrap a horses leg the other day and I captured it on video as a test. Poor Del has been suffering from a pulled tendon in her left front leg since February.  I think she's getting better.  It's taken a long time for her to heal.  She's not completely healed yet.

I edited the video with Windows Movie Maker and uploaded it to YouTube.

I'm embedding the video here: