02.22.09

Skiing in Utah

Posted in Travel at 2:01 am by Administrator

Yesterday Steve Jim and I hit the slopes at Solitude, today Saturday, we joined the crowds at Snowbird. I must say, this is a beautiful mountain, large with all types of terrain and excellent snow quality. We skied until we were too tired to continue. We managed to get a 3 day pass for a variety of local mountains which cut the days lift ticket to $53!

Snowbird

Snowbird


Jim and Steve

Jim and Steve

02.20.09

Driving through Nevada

Posted in Travel at 3:08 am by Administrator

I’ve just finished the first leg of a trip to Utah to ski (the second leg is to go back). The drive was relaxing. I love the empty spaces of Nevada.

It was 741.2 miles from San Francisco to Salt Lake City, I took two days staying over in Winnemucca, which is booming these days since it is a gold mining town. The 4 Runner gets a dismal 15 miles per gallon slightly offset by the fact that gas gets cheaper the further inland I go ($1.64 a gallon in SLC) compared with a high of $2.59 in Eastern Nevada. The speed limit has been 75 but I go a more sedate 70 since I’m not in a hurry.

The ass end of nowhere

Tomorrow I pick up Steve Hadley at the airport and we go directly to the slopes to ski until we drop. The weather is good, they had snow over the previous few days, so it should be good. One benefit of the Bush Depression is that prices are lower. Lots of deals on hotels and lift tickets.

More news as things develop.

02.08.09

Obstructionist Republicans

Posted in Political Opinion at 7:20 pm by Administrator

Time for a rant:

Republicans! They lost the election. I think maybe it is time for President Obama to figure this out. He should look around and notice that he now resides in a large white house in Washington D.C. This important clue might have the effect of bringing to his attention that he is now in a unique position to affect policy. In fact, since he has gained his new position by a good margin of the popular vote, and was blessed with a complete house cleaning of congress, it seems that he should realize that he is in charge.

Typical Republican

Typical Republican

The only Republicans to survive are the hard-core foaming at the mouth neanderthals who think that progress is giving public money to rich people, throwing the middle class under the bus and suckling at the teat of public largess with the most generous benefits known in America (i.e. being a congress person with all the limos, free postage, medical care and kickbacks that entails).

Republican Fiscal Policy

Republican Fiscal Policy

I say, screw them! Obama made his attempt at “reaching across the isle”. He got kicked in the balls for this quite publically. Not one vote with an “R” after it came his way in the House. After cocktails at the White House, an invitation to watch the SuperBowl and meeting with the other side of the isle – Obama was rewarded with public complaints about how Republicans were “not part of the process”.

Republican Party Seal

Republican Party Seal

I got your process right here! These clowns spent the last 8 years of “W”’s reign running America’s economy into the ditch by pissing away Billions in Iraq, de-regulating the hell out of the Banking System, and running the public debt up to somewhere over 8 Trillion dollars. I’m just old fashioned enough to think that is a lot of (my) money. How are we going to pay that back? Why, with more tax cuts for the rich, of course.

deficits

deficits

If you count politics from Ronald Regan to the present we’ve had 28 years of this, minus the moderate Clinton administration who managed to run a surplus even while dancing to the tune of the Republican controlled congress.

National Debt Chart

National Debt Chart

What don’t we understand? Republicans have enjoyed control of the Court System, Congress and the Executive Branch of government for most of 20 of the last 28 years. Their economic philosophy has been tested and shown to be the utter bullshit that it is. Repeat; Supply Side economics, or Trickle Down economics or whatever you want to call it, is crap. There is no substitute for a level playing field in American Business, and providing good infrastructure for society to thrive. This means not only good roads and bridges, but education to train the future workers and entrepreneurs.

Where Republicans have invested our money

Where Republicans have invested our money

So, President Obama, I beg you, kick these Republicans and their dead ideals to the curb. Lets take advantage of your Honeymoon period to fix some of the major stuff the Republicans broke, like infrastructure, health care, expensive foreign wars, the war on the middle class, the war on the environment, global warming, the lack of regulations in just about everything . . . and so on. Please?

Removed Republican

Removed Republican

Contact Me

Posted in Contact at 2:44 am by Administrator

fred@fgault.com

Fred

Fred

A Recommended blog about San Francisco Infrastructure

Posted in Links I Like at 1:18 am by Administrator

I highly recommend the following blog if you live in San Francisco:

http://sf.streetsblog.org

It is about bicycle, pedestrian, and traffic infrastructure in San Francisco, CA

Well, Here it is.

Posted in Explainations at 1:13 am by Administrator

I thought about it for awhile. I have often wanted to vent my spleen, but didn’t know where. Now, I can in an environment I control, where the world is free to ignore my rants.