Some say the world will end with fire.

Others say with ice.

From what I've tasted of desire

I hold with those that favor fire.

But if I had to perish twice,

I think I know enough of hate,

To say that for destruction ice,

Is also great and would suffice.

Robert Frost


"Good things come to those who wait, but, only the things LEFT by those who hustle." - Unknown (at least by me)

"Life is wonderful, without it you are dead." - Hy "Pete" Peterson - Park City and Kenecott Miner

"Don't worry about those people in your past---there is a reason they are not in your present." - Unknown

"Life's tough - it's even tougher if you're stupid." - John Wayne

"The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary!" - Vince Lombardi

"If you aren’t living on the edge, you’re probably taking up too much space.” ~ Attributed to Jim Whittaker by Doug ‘Swani’ Swantner, Alaska Smokejumper and Air Attack Base Manager (Ret.)

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I am married and have seven children and twenty grandchildren. I retired January 1, 2010 after working 39+ years for the Forest Service...NEW CHAPTER IN MY LIFE HAS BEGUN!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009


I was personally saddened yesterday (8/25/2009) to hear that Senator Edward Kennedy had lost his fight with brain cancer. I had a personal experience with Senator Kennedy early in my career dealing with retirement. I tried to deal with the Senators from my home state but they chose to ignore the points I was trying to make. Senator Kennedy stepped up and personally guaranteed me that what was going on would not continue----guess what----it didn't continue.

Now for me that was a Senator going way out of his way to help someone out. I was not in his voting District and he didn't know me from Adam and still doesn't. He just picked up the battle and made sure it was put to bed. AND he put it to bed just the way I requested it be taken care of. MY HAT IS OFF TO YOU SENATOR KENNEDY.

Today I read that gentleman bought two lottery tickets at a gas station. He won $260 million on one of the tickets. His remark - looks like I wasted a dollar and someone else will benefit from this win.

Sorry NM but I am glad to see Brett Favre back in the fray. My only hope is that he will be able to represent us old bastards well!!!

The current Congress and O'Bama are putting a freeze on the cost of living increase for social security recipients for two years----SHAME ON YOU - ALL OF YOU!!!!

A Jackson Family TV series? What can you expect there - a little nudity perhaps????

CASH FOR CLUNKERS - is this the biggest set up in history for reposession of vehicles bought with the down payment being made by the government. That's what happened with the housing market - your future used car may have been purchased Monday when the program ran out of money - - again.


Lindsay-Weaver said...

I don't get the "cash for clunkers" thing. The economy's in the gutter, so let's get someone into a car that they can't afford, with a job that's unstable? I get what they were trying to do, but I wonder if it's more of a hindrance than a help. I hope it works.

Dee Ice Hole said...

It's called boom and bust - down the road we will see lots of reposessions going on - but there a lot of people that simply took advantage of the gift horse.

The $8,000 discount from the government for buying a house is going to do the same thing over again - reposessions all over the place.

Inklings said...

I don't like those plans, either, and alas, all I think of when I hear Ted Kennedy's name is Mary Jo Kopechne.

Dee Ice Hole said...

INKLINGS - you have a good memory - just like the press.

PsychDoctor said...

And, they destroyed all the clunkers so that used car prices increased...