Monday, June 30, 2008
Sunday, June 29, 2008
Saturday, June 28, 2008
The Bucket List, not unlike Wild Hogs, is not a complicated movie with multiple subplots, high suspense or significant character development. Hogs, the story of four mid lifers having a last hurrah before going over the hill had huge comedic potential but failed to capitalize first because it wasn't funny and second because it didn't balance the slapstick with a little drama to round out the plot.
Friday, June 27, 2008
Thursday, June 26, 2008
Ladies and Gentlemen, Senator Barack Obama! The man that wants to lead our nation; restore our economy!
Why is the price of Oil so high? Speculation? Not so much. Weak dollar? Getting warmer. Supply and demand? Warmer Still. The anticipation of static supply and high demand? Bingo!
Economics 101, Obammy.
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
If people want 50 MPG cars, they will buy them and the automakers will rise to the occasion. That's how capitalism works. That's how America works.
True to form, Obama, as the typical liberal politician (Change? None.) can't come up with his own idea, so all he can do is criticize the Republican's idea. Wow. What a breakthrough. You would have been better off just keeping your mouth shut until some staffer, smarter than you, came up with "your" own plan.
In the mean time, all major automakers have suspended or reduced production of full-sized SUV's and at the same time are scrambling to offer hybrids, diesels and otherwise more fuel efficient cars.
Toyota can't make enough Hybrids to keep up. Even lowly used Chevy Aveo's, a joke of a car, but also a high-MPG car, have gone up in price and are now hard to find.
Obama, you are a liberal hack that knows nothing of our economy or how it works, especially how it works for the people that you supposedly count among your constituents.
While McCain's idea may be a hokey, at least he knows that the best way to get what you want isn't to force it. It is to incent it. His idea will create momentum and innovation while yours will create division, layoffs and legislative gridlock.
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
Thousands of hospitals, nursing homes and other Medicare providers owe the federal government more than $2 billion in payroll and other taxes.
In some cases, they used the money to buy luxury cars and million-dollar homes.
So to recap, a seperate agency of the federal government is required to inform us that Medicare isn't managing it's accounts payable.
Fast forward to the "Progressive" future where this same level of
corruption incompetence is enlisted to manage a national healthcare system.
A report by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) examined 436,000 Medicare providers who received government payments in 2006. It found that more than 27,000, or about 6 percent, owed taxes.
Nearly half of those taxes -- $896 million -- was money withheld from employees' paychecks for Social Security and Medicare programs. Instead of paying those taxes to the government, the owners of hospitals and nursing homes diverted the money into personal accounts, the GAO said."Medicare is a health care program that is designed to serve our nation's seniors, yet this investigation reveals that at all levels -- from hospitals to nursing homes to doctors -- some health care providers are subverting the tax system to line their pockets," said Sen. Norm Coleman R-Minn.,
Medicare providers keeping billions of taxes for themselves
Universal Healthcare: A Bad Idea Whose Time has Come
180 Degrees on Universal Healthcare
Give us your tired, your poor, your can't find a doctor because your healthcare system is falling apart...
Monday, June 23, 2008
2009 Nissan Maxima
Still displacing 3.5-liters, the engine is now rated at 290 horsepower and 261 lb-ft of torque. Horsepower is up 35 over the last model, while torque increases 9 lb-ft. Even with the boost in power, Nissan is claiming fuel economy of 19 mpg in the city. On the highway, the new sedan is rated at 26 mpg (1 mpg better than before).