Wednesday, January 21, 2009

And it Begins!

With an unprecedented estimated cost of over 150 million, yesterday’s inauguration will triple the costs of any other in history. This, in the deepest recession since the great depression. We’re handing out money to irresponsible businesses, wall street and executives while the rest of us foot the bill and will continue to do so for generations to come. Our children, their children and their children will continue to foot this bill.  And yet we’re so blinded by a man who can give a speech, that we over look this fact. We over look the fact that he himself states that our current financial instabilities are out, “of greed and irresponsibility on the part of some.” Well Mr. Obama, you, yourself have just perpetuated yourself as one of those irresponsible and greedy “some” by throwing yourself the biggest bullshit party the American people have ever seen. “Change” is definitely in the wind and that change is one of a depression bigger than anything we have ever seen with this kind of fiscal irresponsibility at the helm. Change, bullshit…the only thing that is going to change is the amount of debt we’re in and the divide between Mr. Obama, his rich friends and the rest of the American people. God help us all because this ride is about to get a whole lot worse.

And before those of you that are totally blindsided by your absurd love for this man get on my case for calling him Mr. Obama, I will call him President when and only when he puts a stop to the train wreck that is our government financial spending. And those of you that have a problem with this should really take a second look at that 150 million plus, and ask yourself why? Could the pomp and circumstance not have occurred at 1million? Could it not have happened at 500 thousand? could it not have occurred at 10 thousand? Could this ceremony really not have happened in the oval office via televised broadcast? It seems to me that there really only needs to be a certain few in attendance to swear the new president into office. So you ask yourself, if he really is about change then why did he allow this obscene amount of money to be spent so he could place his hand on a bible and take the oath of office…you ask yourself that and when you do I hope you wake up just a little and begin to demand some accountability from your messiah.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Draggin Ass!

So much for those New Years resolutions. Yeah, I suck! What happened to posting here more and keeping the growth of this site a priority? What happened to going to the gym? What happened to working more in the shop and growing the business? hmmm…guess I’m just too lazy, what can I say?

In my defense I can say that work has pretty much kept me on the run. Between cutting budget and staff and then having to travel for this meeting or that meeting I’ve been pretty damn busy.

I just got back from a board meeting in Atlanta that was pretty interesting. I was a little apprehensive going into it that I had made a mistake by accepting the position but I’m glad that I did. Where else would I get to rub elbows with the CEO of a multimillion dollar a year software company and get pissed drunk with him? You tell me…

Don’t believe me? Well take a look at the picture below. This was taken after a cooking demo/class that we participated in. I’d tell you the CEO’s name but that would be bad form as I really attempt to keep this site personal and out of my business affairs. Why then would I post his picture, well because it was just that cool of an experience. It’s not often that someone at my level gets to say that a CEO of a huge company knows my name and will remember me. That’s why…

Aside from this there’s not much else going on in my life. Christmas was good. Wife had a meltdown and gave me that PlayStation 3 that she vowed to never give me, but she’s a good wife and knew that it was pretty much all I wanted. I’m a firm believer that Christmas is for fun…for those things that you would never really buy for yourself. I know that many of you are saying that I would totally have bought myself the PS3 or an XBox, but honestly I doubt that I would have. I probably would have taken that money and spent it on new tools etc for the business and been responsible with it. But I’m glad that Wife didn’t…it’s proven to be a great time waster, de-stresser, and who doesn’t love the blu-ray capabilities? I mean really…have you seen porn on it? It’s just so much better…once you go there you won’t go back. It’s like riding in first class.