Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Saturday, January 28, 2006

Another in a Long Line of Great George W Bush Quotes

I'd love to hear some dumbass explain why they voted for this genius. Are you all chicken hawks now? Hell, I've even seen my neighbors scratching the Bush stickers off their cars!
Because the -- all which is on the table begins to address the big cost drivers. For example, how benefits are calculate, for example, is on the table; whether or not benefits rise based upon wage increases or price increases. There's a series of parts of the formula that are being considered. And when you couple that, those different cost drivers, affecting those -- changing those with personal accounts, the idea is to get what has been promised more likely to be -- or closer delivered to what has been promised.

Does that make any sense to you? It's kind of muddled. Look, there's a series of things that cause the -- like, for example, benefits are calculated based upon the increase of wages, as opposed to the increase of prices. Some have suggested that we calculate -- the benefits will rise based upon inflation, as opposed to wage increases. There is a reform that would help solve the red if that were put into effect. In other words, how fast benefits grow, how fast the promised benefits grow, if those -- if that growth is affected, it will help on the red.

Okay, better? I'll keep working on it.

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Al Gore's Challenge to America

"We are all capable of believing things which we know to be untrue, and then, when we are finally proved wrong, impudently twisting the facts so as to show that we were right. Intellectually, it is possible to carry on this process for an indefinite time: the only check on it is that sooner or later a false belief bumps up against solid reality, usually on a battlefield." -- George Orwell

"Whenever power is unchecked and unaccountable it almost inevitably leads to mistakes and abuses. In the absence of rigorous accountability, incompetence flourishes. Dishonesty is encouraged and rewarded." -- Al Gore

Monday, January 02, 2006

Big Bear Cabin Rental

My friend Vince has this great Big Bear Cabin for rent. It's within walking distance of the Big Bear ski slopes. It has room for two couples, with a full kitchen and a great stone fireplace. It's very reasonable for a Big Bear rental cabin any time of year.

The web site I made for Vince's cabin also has links to other Big Bear rentals, plus free desktop wallpaper of winter pictures from Big Bear California, taken by my wife Robin from the top of the ski slopes. We also offer other goodies, like links to other vacation rentals worldwide, including other Southern California Ski Resort rentals and skiing and snowboarding posters.