Thursday, October 15, 2009

Ignorance is Louisiana

Why did we spend so much money rebuilding this state?

Interracial couple denied marriage license in Louisiana

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Old Skool pics

Posted some old school pictures on my facebook, thought I would throw a few on here just in case some of you could not get on FB.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

In health-care plan, give secession a chance.

This is a very interesting and slightly depressing take on what the problem with healthcare is. I have always been a little skeptical about southern society, I have always felt the south's hospitality is double speak. The numbers about tax distribution make me a bit sick. I think it is too drastic, but I wonder if proposed how southerners would feel.

A scary quote I hope is not true.

Contrary to conventional wisdom, maybe the thing about Barack Obama that offends the red states most is neither that he is black, nor that he is somehow socialist pink, but that he is very, very "blue" -- a liberal college professor with a foreign-sounding name and lots of overseas fans. According to one poll, nearly half of southerners question whether he can really be the legitimate president.

In health-care plan, give secession a chance - MarketWatch

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Tuesday, October 13, 2009

dear Charlotte drivers

Dear Charlotte Drivers,

I respectfully suggest a few small things that may make highway travel safer and more enjoyable.
1. If there is a HOV lane to the left hand side, that is not the fast lane and you are in fact IN the fast lane yourself, drive accordingly please.
2. If you look to the right and no one is there, that is where your car belongs. One should use the left hand lane for overtaking only, then merge right.
3. If someone is behind you and flashes their high beams, they are not asking you to hit the brakes, they are asking that you move over, please oblige.

Love, Jon

Monday, October 12, 2009

NPR Bits

"40 economists say that the recession is officially over, but, saying that is like saying 33 degrees is not technically freezing but it is very cold."

Sunday, October 11, 2009

In 2006 I posted a list of my cars... since then I have had only two more. Hard to believe but I have slowed down a bit. I am going to add Amanda's to the list.

1989 Chevy S-10 Tahoe 2wd (68k-112k)
(still owned by my mom)
1989 Honda Accord DX 5speed (119k-174k)
1992 Suzuki Sidekick (92k)
(sold it in 3 days)
1991 Toyota Pickup Reg Cab (143k-157k)
1992 Jeep Cherokee Laredo 4x4 (144k-154k)
1993 Mazda Miata (93k-94k)
(sold it in 5 weeks)
1993 Honda Accord EX 5speed (154k-182k)
(28k in only 7 months!)
1991 Jeep Cherokee Laredo 4x4 (132k-134k)
2003 Honda Civic Si (0k-26k)
1998 Jeep Cherokee Classic 2wd (84k-99k)
2000 BMW 323i Sport&Premium (91k-97k)
2001 Dodge Ram Quad Cab 4x4 Off Road (74k- 77k)
(profit bought Amanda a ring)
2000 Toyota 4Runner SR-5 4WD (68k-89k)
2005 Mazda6 Grand Touring Wagon (11k-56k)
2002 MINI Cooper S (28k-??k)
(now has 56k)
2006 Jeep Commander Limited (24k-??k)
(now has 29k)

Thursday, October 08, 2009

Family Photos

My aunt just sent a few photos my way from my mom's trip up north. Here are some pics of Aunts and Uncles, one with cousins. The occasion was for my Uncle John's induction into his High School Hall of Fame.

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

New NFL Logos

Ripped this from ESPN... it is a commentary about the first few weeks of the NFL season. I love the Vikings and Panther ones.