Saturday, September 27, 2008

Monday, September 22, 2008

More pics from the Valley of Fire

They are a bit out of order but here goes:
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The above were taken at the "Cabins"

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At the Indian reservation store. The sand is a gentle
reminder from mother nature that this was once her's...and will be agin sometime...

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The Beehive.

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I think this is my favorite.

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The petros.....

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I force all visitors to take a picture here at
the visitor's center.

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Checking out the bug collection.

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A memorial to someone....


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Cody way high up above the cabin. This was moments before I had to contemplate calling in an Life Flight to air lift him to University Medical Center. Shortly after this a bee began to chase him and he ran down the mountain and almost fell
head first into the sharpest rocks you ever saw!

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We had a great time though!!

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Sunday, September 21, 2008

Nancy and Cody

are visiting. Here are some pics.
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Karen and Nancy went to the Mall.That didn't sound like much fun, so me and Cody went to Red Rock Canyon.

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We saw this truck on our way to Fremont Street. The tailgate was pretty cool.

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After a hard night shopping!!!

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The Shark Tank swimming pool at the Golden Nugget.

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LVFD at Fremont Street.

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Friday, September 19, 2008

There are

no more conservatives. Bailouts for everyone. I just want to know where my bailout is???? I don't really need one, but thats not the point! Bear Sterns, Fannie May, Freddie Mac, AIG! Give me a break. As much as I can't stand Olberman(I watch him to keep up with the other side) he had a headline for one of his stories titled "Private profits/Socialized losses" in regards to all the bailouts going on. I didn't actually watch the segment, but the title summed up my feelling on the issue quite nicely.

Funny though, how the Democrats like Socialized profits/Private losses when it comes to the oil companies.

All of the companies listed above are in dires straits because of poor decisions that they made and they should suffer the consequences. AIG, a huge international conglomerate, primarilly involved in industrial/comercial/consumer insurance, ventured into insuring bonds (aka Credit Default Swaps/CDS). To say that AIG did not understand the risks associated with this type of insurance is an understatement. Credit Default Swaps are almost exclusively responsible for AIG's percarious situation. That gamble has turned out to be a losing one for AIG and instead of suffering the consequences of their risk management decisions, we the tax payers are going to suffer for it.

In any business there is risk and reward. When the government steps in to remove the risk portion of the equation it distorts everything. The government should not be bailing out anyone. Big business nor home owners....no one!!!!

Obama is an agent of change....yea right. His top 2 economic advisors are from none other than.....wait for it....Freddie May and Fannie Mac who walked away with millions as the tax payers were left to foot the bill. There is an agent of change for you!!!

McCain is not much better, though I think he is slightly better.

Increasingly though I thinks it matters not who is in office. They are all slaves to their next election, or their next campaign donor.......

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Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Its been a while

cant believe I haven't posted since August. At the end of August my friend from Fords, Walt and his wife Becky cam out for a long weekend. They treated us to dinner at:
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The lasagna there is great. Good prices too! We will be going there again for sure. Sunday we picked them up at thier hotel and we went down to Fremont Street, as usual we had a great time.

This is where the The Stand ends....it was shot on Fremont Street. Me and Walt are both big fans of Stephen King, passing long boring nights(and days) at Ford Motor reading book after book. King is a great writter.
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Incase you are wondering what Santa does in the off season:
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