Tuesday, September 30, 2008


I was reading a post on a blog i read and decided to post some thoughts from hers as she said it so well!
I agree 100 %!!

How many of us average Americans understand the 700 billion dollar bailout? How money will be distributed, to whom, what it means short term, long term, how it translates to me, the individual consumer, mortgage holder and taxpayer? Will the Big CEO's get a BIG bonus? who is regulating and overseeing this money?

I want to know exactly what is going and how did we get in this situation? I am just so mad about the state of the Union right now! why did they let it get this bad? Why do we have to pay for their mistakes? I guess I could just use the lingo Bush and congressional leaders have offered and keep saying the same key phrases over and over. Key phrases like “predatory lending”; “golden parachutes”; “the end result of de-regulation”; “collapse of the markets”; “dire consequences”; etc. But I don’t think I’d be any more convincing of my understanding then they are.

Here are some questions?
1.WHY is this suddenly a crisis? There have been a massive amount of foreclosures over the last thirty-six months (that’s THREE YEARS, not THREE WEEKS). Why is it only when the millionaires are affected does it become a “historic crisis”. I’m sure the families that lost there homes pre-crisis would disagree. (good point Amy)

2. Why is it ok to hand faulty corporations BILLIONS of taxpayer’s dollars because they didn’t do their jobs very well. In my experience in the business world, when you perform below expected standards, guess what happens? You get to clean out your desk, you don’t get a 700 billion dollar bonus.

3.Why in the world is Bush and his camp of cronies sticking to the idea that the De-regulation put in place by people like Phil Gramm(who still has the ear of McCain on such things as the ECONOMY) isn’t a major part of this problem? And if the shotty regs that remain on the books had been enforced, this historic crisis might be a little less historic, a little less of a crisis. (perfect Point AMY you said it right)

Ok so people borrowed beyond their means, no doubt. But these people lent the money to them and in doing so likely did not adhere to the federal regulations put in place to protect both the corporation and the consumer from these doomsday scenarios.So the lack of enforcement is part of this "Georgie poo" start warming to the idea. Fiscal conservative indeed. What a joke.

No matter what it is to be believed that this bailout is going to go forward, for better or for worse it appears there is no way out. The right and left come together and give away the farm. Our farm. Our children’s farm.

I hope that the lessons this crisis offers us aren’t lost in all the check-writing. Speaking of check-writing, take a look at what your money could have bought and then make sure you vote in November. Can not complain unless you do your part and Vote!


Saturday, September 27, 2008

Fantasy Blogger League week 2 (nfl week 4)

week 2 of blogger league and week 4 of the NFL. I am ready to kick some serious Butt! Amy and Greis watch out!!!

My picks are listed first and BOLD

CAROLINA over Atlanta
ARIZONA over Jets
CINCINNATI over Cleveland
TENNESSEE over Minnesota
TAMPA BAY over Green Bay
NEW ORLEANS over San Fransisco
DENVER over Kansas City
BUFFALO over St. Louis
SAN DIEGO over Oakland
DALLAS over Washington
PHILLY over Chicago
PITTSBURGH over Baltimore
MNF score = 50

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Even Martha does it...

Did you know Martha Stewart has a blog now too! you can see it here

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Fantasy Blogger League

It's week 3 of football, but week 1 of the Fantasy Blogger League. I have posted the winners my picks for the week. The winner is listed first and in BOLD.

Good luck my friends!

Atlanta over KC
Houston over Tennessee
Buffalo over Oakland
Tampa Bay over Chicago
Washington Over Arizona
NY Giants over Cincinnati
Carolina Over Minnesota
New England over Miami
Denver over NO
San Fransisco over Detroit
Seattle over St. Louis
Philadelphia over Pitt
Baltimore over Cleveland
Indy over Jax
GB over Dallas
NY Jets over SD
MNF combined points total: 38

Friday, September 19, 2008

A prayer Request

There is a family that was in our twins club in Nashville that has twin daughters that are 8 years old now and have a 5 year old brother. One of the daughters Mackenzie had a Brain tumor removed yesterday and it was malignant. They are in Vanderbilt and she is improving and they will be discussing chemo and radiation treatments next. I can not even begin to imagine what this family is going through. I just want to hug my kids and never let them go!

End of Summer Pics

We had some end of summer pictures take at the Greenway in Murfreesboro. We got some really good pics! Enjoy!

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Busy busy days!

We are going to be one busy family here soon! wow I can not believe at 3 1/2 and 18 mo we are this busy!

Monday: alexis school 8:30-11:00 Alexis speech Therapy at school
Tuesday: Alexis school 8:30-11:00 Madison/austin school 9:30 to 2:00 Alexis OT therapy 11:30
Wednesday:alexis school 8:30-11:00
Thursday:alexis school 8:30-11:00 Twins school 9:30-2:00 Alexis speech therpy in school. Alexis PT therapy at 11:30 Austin Gymnastics now at 3:00-4:00
Friday: Madison Dance 4:00 to 5:00

But it will be well worth it!

Friday, September 12, 2008

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Cool new Website

A friend Blogged about this cool website and giveaway they are doing over there.
So right now they are giving away the most AMAZING stroller, it's like a mack daddy of strollers. It's the Trevi Twin Stroller. Sigh, it's awesome!

Here is a link to the manufacturer: www.chico.com

Here is the link to the contest: http://www.momdot.com/?p=1240#comment-34619

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