01 June 2009

Gettin' out

Enough of all of the BS surrounding the attention whores that are running our government.

I've been out on the road the last few weeks, trying to get my lard ass into shape on my bike. Once upon a time, I was a pretty serious bike racer, although you'd never know it looking at me today.... It's been nice getting reaquainted with my bike, something that once upon a time I'd put 400-500 miles a week on.

Today was an easy day, trying to get rid of the lactic acid from yesterday's ride, and I took advantage of the easy level and took a little camera with me as I spun around on a short little ride.

If you're so inclined, stop by my SmugMug site here and take a look at the rest of the set.

The fellas are just a little over their limit....

And out of their league.

Or at least, that's the impression I got after reading this story.

The most telling quote in the whole piece was this one:

"Chinese assets are very safe," Geithner said in response to a question after a speech at Peking University, where he studied Chinese as a student in the 1980s.

His answer drew loud laughter from his student audience, reflecting skepticism in China about the wisdom of a developing country accumulating a vast stockpile of foreign reserves instead of spending the money to raise living standards at home.
I flashed back to my college days long ago. What this reminds me of more than anything else, really, is all of the credit card companies passing out *free* credit cards to the idiots on campus who'd take them up on it.

And what Geithner and the O-messiah strike me the most are that they are like a couple of frat boys, flush with their new found popularity on campus and overspent on those *free* credit cards. And that the ongoing discussions with the ChiComs are exactly like those discussions way back when with the frat boy's parents....

"Yes, I know I went over the limit, but it will never happen again!"


"If you just help me pay this one off I'll watch my spending next semester...."

Yeah, right.

31 May 2009

Texas in the springtime

One thing you can count on here in north Texas in the spring, and that's turbulent weather. Snapped this shot right after work last week.

Feel free to head on over to my SmugMug page and check out the rest of the shots I got from this storm, as well as other stuff I've been uploading lately....