Wednesday, December 05, 2007


This evening as I was flipping through the channels, I lingered for a moment on Chris Matthews. He was interviewing a guy about the NIE that said Iran had stopped it's nuclear weapons program in 2003. Matthews was trying to get the guy to say that Bush had deliberately supressed the NIE so he could make a case for going to war with Iran.

Well, the guy, I think he was an ex Under Secretary of State, didn't bite. He told Matthews he thought the NIE and the assertion that Bush was up to no good was "silly". Needless to say Chris was not pleased to hear this and up popped the "Breaking News" sign and they cut away to the shootings in Omaha. Funny thing is the "breaking news" had already broken several hours earlier and had already been hashed over numerous times.

I have never liked Matthews and now I like him even less. His holier than thou attitude and constant denigration of Bush and Cheney speaks volumes about his character and his political bias. I don't begrudge him his opinion but to voice it disguised as news is a travesty. If he wants to voice his opinion, let him be a commentator (of which I have very few on this blog).

I knew people like Matthews when I was in middle and high school and most of them grew out of their nah-nah-nah in your face BS. Those that didn't got it beaten out of them. That is what I would like to Matthews. Beat that snotty attitude out of him and make him grow up.


Saturday, December 01, 2007

Whats New

I finally finished restoring the Mustang GT and turned it over to my daughter on her birthday. It was 30 years to the day since I gave her a Pinto for her 16th birthday. She really liked the way the Mustang came out and so did I considering I had never done a convertible or a Ford before. There are huge differences in working of a Ford vs a Chevrolet. The Chevrolet is constructed logically while everything on the Mustang seemed to be an after thought. Oh well, its done and I was glad to see it leave.

In one of my earlier posts I said that a number of people had asked me to run for election to the Board of Directors of my community. Well, I am on the ballot and the election takes place Dec. 8th. The old guard that has controlled the community sice day one are beside themselves because they might lose control. Well, its about time for some new blood and fresh ideas. They called an emergency meeting today and were roundly chastised by the current board for being obstructionists and that they might as well get used to the fact that as the community grows they will fall further by the wayside.

I don't know if I will be elected but if I am, I intend to bring some fiscal responsibility to the board and install better project management. The gate that was installed this year has cost double what was budgeted and has only worked one month this year. It is time for a change.