Sunday, November 30, 2008

2000 Years of Budgeting

My Dad sent me this and it's so good it not only makes me feel better when I read it but it also is blog-worthy for sure. I looked on to see if it's really a valid quote and I couldn't find it. That's usually a good sign. Either way I don't care if it is -- the point is still 100% valid.

"The budget should be balanced, the Treasury should be refilled, public debt should be reduced, the arrogance of officialdom should be tempered and controlled, and the assistance to foreign lands should be curtailed lest Rome become bankrupt. People must again learn to work instead of living on public assistance."
Cicero - 55 BC

Thursday, November 20, 2008

I was going to write about ZQK shares being at $0.88 now. Or how I'll probably lose my job. Or how I've taken a 55% loss in everything I'd ever put toward retirement. Or maybe even how my company canceled bonuses AND 401k match. And potentially talk about how utterly depressing this all could be. Much worse than 9-11-01 when I ALSO was unemployed due to a SIMILAR fucking market bubble deflating and going kaboom. I was going to do all that. But then I read an entertainment blog from the LA Times and came across this great article about Seth Green and how awesome Robot Chicken is. I agree, their Star Wars spoofs are probably the best thing I've seen come out of the Star Wars universe since 1983. This particular clip made me cry I was laughing so hard. And if you haven't seen Star Wars, no, you won't get it.

Monday, November 03, 2008

The New Poll tax

I thought this commentary was super apropos given the ridiculous lines that are forming the day BEFORE and weekend before the election. I put in my time at Obama HQ in Mission Viejo, CA this weekend. Called about 100 democratic-leaning North Carolina voters.

At least I feel I did my part. Now those of you who haven't voted (I voted early in CA) please commit to standing in line. Make it count. Be part of history.