Animal Crackers

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Friday, July 29, 2011

Dear Washington

Dear Washington politicians dealing with the national debt,
I do not care which side of the aisle you are but STOP TH E POLITICAL THEATER! The average household has to balance their books are a regular basis. It is about time you did too. I've got an easy solution for you. Just cut 10-20% every year out of the budget until the budget balances. Don't like the reduction of revenue- tough crap! All the people who are unemployed or had to take a pay cut in the last few years do give a crap how hard that is for you. At least for my household, we have to learn to do more on less to get our finiancial house on a better footing. The least you morons in Washington could do is the same. And for the love of god, do not think of raising taxes. The people and businesses have been taxed enough. We are not a never ending source of money. The more you tax us, the more we will look for ways to do things in a non taxable way. I will delay making purchases. I will do things that I use to pay others to do. I will trade and barter for as much as I can. That will ripple through the economy as people and businesses who use to get my money no longer do or at least not at much. Others will be cutting back regardless of what I do.

Get the federal government affordable then get about to getting the hell out of people's lives. I do not want the government to coddle me from cradle to grave. I do want the government to make it possible for the nation's biggest asset, the people of this nation, to let her people succeed on their own. If left to their own and not having things in their way, the people of this nation will prosper and take everyone else with them.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Saint Paul's Evangeical Lutheran Church

I needed to go downtown Fort Wayne and decided to waymark on of the local historical churches in Fort Wayne. It is on the National Historic Registry and has a history sign out front. It is waymarked HERE.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

S.S City of Milwaukee, Manistee, Mi

One neat place neat my in laws is the USS Milwaukee. It is a retired train ferry turned museum. Their website is HERE. Joey!

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Batmobile... on a stick!

I was out running errands and waymarking (just trying to get the most out of the gas money) when I stopped off at the local military museum to waymark batmobile on a pole.I thought it was cool and the waymark is HERE. Enjoy!

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

DIY Ethic

With the economy being the way it is, I have become more and more of a DIYer and adopting the DIY ethic. What gets me, is the DIY ethic is on wikipedia and the article about it is HERE.I generally agree with the DIY ethic as stated in the article except a couple of things. the main exception is when it talks about the Punk ethic is against consumerism. There will always consumerism of some sort or another. I can not see how anyone can provide themselves so well with all their food, all their clothes, all the products they need that come all forms of manufacturing. You would have be be farmer, doctor, miner, manufacturer and all sorts of things or get those services from someone.
However, having said that, I think people would be far better off if they learned to do more for themselves and learn to do more with less. How much better people would be if they learned to do at least basic car maintenance, did most or all of their own cooking and learn to sew or knit? I can not do it all and it is a challenge to learn all the skills and have the time to do stuff yourself but I am the better for what I can do for myself. Saving money on what I can do myself frees up money for the stuff I can not do for myself. Maybe I should not say this but I dare Washington to try to tax the worth added by my DIY projects. (watch them try now that I said something) It may not avoid taxes completely but whenever my money does not go into the government coffers, it makes my little heart shine a bit brighter. For that matter, whenever I get to keep more of my money period it is a victory won.

I guess that is my soap box for the day.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Far Out Shirts

I was looking for some Cuthulhu pictures for wallpaper for my computer when I found this image. I followed the link to find the website it came from and found far out shirt website. I was hooked and since the presidential election is starting to turn on, i thought I would get the political satire going early this time. Guess what shirt I will be proudly wearing through the end of this year and next?

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Matheny Family Mausoleum

As part of my going about and waymarking, I sometimes wind up in a cemetery and finding a mausoleum. Maybe it is because I love a good gothic horror story or it could just be I think they are a neat and sometimes very beautiful buildings. In any case, they fascinate me and through waymarking I can help share my love of them and see more of them at least virtually online.

This one is waymarked HERE.