Headlines On This Date 4 Years Ago:
“Republicans spending $42 million on inauguration while troops Die in unarmored Humvees”
“Bush extravagance exceeds any reason during tough economic times”
“Fat cats get their $42 million inauguration party, Ordinary Americans get the shaft”
“Historic Obama Inauguration will cost only $120 million”
“Obama Spends $120 million on inauguration; America Needs A Big Party”
“Everyman Obama shows America how to celebrate”
“Citibank executives contribute $8 million to Obama Inauguration”
Nothing like fair & unbiased coverage of the news !!!
“Elect us, hold us accountable, and make a judgment and then go from there. But I do tell you that if the Democrats win, and have substantial majorities, Congress of the United States will be more bipartisan,” said Pelosi.
The second one is from a blog that I frequent:
NBC “Even the rain and the cold didn’t stop Barack Obama.”
Why didn’t he make it stop raining?
"Why didn't he make it stop raining?"
Anyways, I thought they were pretty funny.
I, Daniel, have been picked to be my next(and favorite) nephew's Godfather.
Thank you, thank you, thank you... no, really.. thank you, thank you...
My original plan to re-enlist in the USMC does not look good. In January, I twisted my knee while skiing up at Lutsen Mountain. I avoided going to the doctor for the very reason that I wanted to re-enlist, and they take a close look at your medical records. A busted knee could very easily keep me out of the Marines. After 7 months, it still hasn't healed fully. So I am going to the doctor in August(when my medical insurance kicks in from my new job). I am pretty sure they are going to tell me that I tore something, I should have come in months ago, I need surgery, ect, ect... anyways, so I've recently been trying to think of future paths to go down. The reason I joined the Marines was because there wasn't really anything else that interested me like that. I've thought about accounting because I've always enjoyed math. But accounting? That's not really "fun math." There's probably not even that much math these days. It's probably mostly just throwing numbers into a computer program. Anyways, so something I've been looking into recently is Islamic studies. First off, let me start by saying I am NOT considering converting. Just so there aren't any heart attacks out there. :) What I had more in mind would be something along the lines of translating. There is a huge market for Arabic speaking translators right now. Not just working for the government, but also large companies that do business in the Middle East. So, basically, I was thinking about majoring in Arabic and Islamic studies(they go hand in hand), and maybe minoring in business. Or at least taking some business classes. Now, my next problem was finding a school. My first thought, of course, was the U of M because that would be VERY convenient. But, after scouring their website, I failed to come across any of those classes. So I searched for schools that would work well, and I came up with a long list. The closest one is the University of Wisconsin-Madison. It's also one of few I would be willing to pay for(as opposed to $40k/year). Anyways, wondering what your thoughts are...?
I am going to see if the U of M has it and I just missed it, b/c that would be ideal. I could take afternoon and evening classes and still keep my job(where I could get a lot of homework done). Anyways, I hope you're all doing well!!
NO GAS...On May 15th 2007
Don't pump gas on MAY 15th
In April 1997, there was a "gas out"
conducted nationwide in protest of gas prices.
Gasoline prices dropped 30 cents a gallon overnight.
On May 15th 2007, all internet users are
to not go to a gas station in protest of high gas
prices. Gas is now over $3.00 a gallon in most
There are 73,000,000+ American members
currently on the internet network, and the average
car takes about 30 to 50 dollars to fill up.
If all users did not go to the pump on
the 15th, it would take $2,292,000,000.00 (that's
almost 3 BILLION) out of the oil companies pockets
for just one day, so please do not go to the gas
station on May 15th and lets try to put a dent in
the Middle Eastern oil industry for at least one
So normally I am pretty skeptical about things like this. I think the chance of really getting enough people to do something like this via e-mail is very slim. But I have received this message from a few people on myspace, along with a couple people via email. So I think I am going to participate out of curiousity just to see what happens. And I encourage anyone else who is curious about it to do the same. Although, I can't imagine that it would actually bring gas prices down. If I were a greedy gas company, I would jack the prices up on the 16th since after noone fills up on the 15th, everyone is going to have to get gas on the 16th. Also, I don't think that the gas companies will actually lose money if nobody fills up on the 15th. Unless people just stop driving on the 15th, they are still going to be using just as much gas and have to fill up on the 14th or 16th, spending just as much money, just on a different day. So I guess these e-mails should really say, "Don't drive on the 15th." Oh well, not everyone can be as clever as me. :)