Thursday, October 28, 2010


This one is named after the meal that he will be attending, I would guess that he is about 30lbs, with still a couple of weeks left to go.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010


Recession is when your neighbor loses his Job.
Depression is when you lose your job.
Recovery is when Obama loses his job!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Robbie Knievel

I have 4 extra tickets for the Robbie Knievel show next weekend if anybody wants them,  Robby is going to try to jump over  1000 Peter Sumlim supporters with a Caterpillar D9 Bulldozer.

Should be a good time.


Saturday, October 23, 2010

Walk in the Woods

A nice walk in the woods with Georgie this afternoon. I have been trying to decide when to put the bike up for the winter. I am hoping that I can get one more last ride in before winter.

I would like to share that I joined the Free Masons in September, my lodge is in Brookfield. I did my first degree then, and have been studying for my second degree in November. It's has been fun and I have meet so really nice guys.

I am still liken the iPad, so far it has been a great replacement for my laptop. It has taken some getting use to, but all in all I am very happy.

Location:Walk in the Woods

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

24 Things to Know

The following are 24 statistics about the United States economy that are almost too embarrassing to admit....

#1 Ten years ago, the United States was ranked number one in average wealth per adult. In 2010, the United States has fallen to seventh.

#2 The United States once had the highest proportion of young adults with post-secondary degrees in the world. Today, the U.S. has fallen to 12th.

#3 In the 2009 "prosperity index" published by the Legatum Institute, the United States was ranked as just the ninth most prosperous country in the world. That was down five places from 2008.

#4 In 2001, the United States ranked fourth in the world in per capita broadband Internet use. Today it ranks 15th.

#5 The economy of India is projected to become larger than the U.S. economy by the year 2050.

#6 One prominent economist now says that the Chinese economy will be three times larger than the U.S. economy by the year 2040.

#7 According to a new study conducted by Thomson Reuters, China could become the global leader in patent filings by next year.

#8 The United States has lost approximately 42,400 factories since 2001.

#9 The United States has lost a staggering 32 percent of its manufacturing jobs since the year 2000.

#10 Manufacturing employment in the U.S. computer industry is actually lower in 2010 than it was in 1975.

#11 In 1959, manufacturing represented 28 percent of all U.S. economic output. In 2008, it represented only 11.5 percent.

#12 The television manufacturing industry began in the United States. So how many televisions are manufactured in the United States today? According to Princeton University economist Alan S. Blinder, the grand total is zero.

#13 As of the end of 2009, less than 12 million Americans worked in manufacturing. The last time that less than 12 million Americans were employed in manufacturing was in 1941.

#14 Back in 1980, the United States imported approximately 37 percent of the oil that we use. Now we import nearly 60 percent of the oil that we use.

#15 The U.S. trade deficit is running about 40 or 50 billion dollars a month in 2010. That means that by the end of the year approximately half a trillion dollars (or more) will have left the United States for good.

#16 Between 2000 and 2009, America's trade deficit with China increased nearly 300 percent.

#17 Today, the United States spends approximately $3.90 on Chinese goods for every $1 that China spends on goods from the United States.

#18 According to a new study conducted by the Economic Policy Institute, if the .S. trade deficit with China continues to increase at its current rate, the U.S. economy will lose over half a million jobs this year alone.

#19 American 15-year-olds do not even rank in the top half of all advanced nations when it comes to math or science literacy.

#20 Median household income in the U.S. declined from $51,726 in 2008to $50,221 in 2009. That was the second yearly decline in a row.

#21 The United States has the third worst poverty rate among the advanced nations tracked by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.

#22 Since the Federal Reserve was created in 1913, the U.S. dollar has lostover 95 percent of its purchasing power.

#23 U.S. government spending as a percentage of GDP is now up toapproximately 36 percent.

#24 The Congressional Budget Office is projecting that U.S. government public debt will hit 716 percent of GDP by the year 2080

Monday, October 18, 2010


The end of a very wet week. I did manage to get the last of the things done for winter. Georgie and I tried to get out last bike ride in, but turned around and came home. Getting soaked in 50 degree weather just did not seem like a good idea. We went out for dinner with Brook, Austin and Penny last night. Had a good time. We ran into Peter Welch slumming with us at the same restaurant. I was so proud of myself by keeping my twisted political views silent.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Gloves on

I want to see Brian and Peter, put the gloves on and have at it. Last one standing wins the job. I'm trying to understand how Peter can blame all of the job loses on the Douglas Admin. I thought that we were blaming that on the Bush administration

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Brian Dubie

This is nice article about Brian Dubie.  Here Regardless of your political view its worth the read, given all the bull shit that we are have to endure on TV.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Vermont Veterans Memorial Cemetery

So long windows

So long to Microsoft. I finally went and got my new iPad. What a great toy. There is truly and app for just about anything that could want to do.
Happy Birthday to Dean. We had a great time at his party last night. I fryed up the last turkey from last year, along with some fish that we had left over from the Masons fish fry. We meet some nice flatlander people, which doesn't happen very often.
Well most of the leaves are gone and I've mowed the lawn for the last time. I deck has been cleaned off and is ready for the snow. Enough for now, going to get a motorcycle ride in while I still can.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Wal-mart Greeter

Kinda funny joke that I came across the other day and thought that I would share.

Harley, a new retiree-greeter at Wal-Mart, just couldn't seem to get to work on time.

Every day he was 5, 10, 15 minutes late. But he was a good worker, really tidy, clean-shaven, sharp minded and a real credit to the company and
obviously demonstrating their "Older Person Friendly" policies. One day the boss called him into the office for a talk.

"Charley, I have to tell you, I like your work ethic, you do a bang up job, but your being late so often is quite bothersome."

"Yes, I know boss, and I am working on it."

''Well good, you are a team player. That's what I like to hear. It's odd though your coming in late. I know you're retired from the Armed Forces. What did they say if you came in late there?"

''They said, "Good morning General, can I get your coffee, sir?'''

Monday, October 4, 2010

Morgan Horse Farm

Georgie and I tool a ride over to Weybridge VT to check out the UVM Morgan Horse Farm. These are some of the colts. The one on the left looks like he could be a little Midnight

Sunday Ride