What's Your Thought on the Automotive Bailout?

Professionals involved in the automotive industry have been under a barrage of information about the current state of the economy and how it is affecting the car business. Regardless of one's political affiliations, it's a fact that the domestic automotive industry feeds our nation's finances in a multitude of ways. Quite honestly, it doesn't matter whether you're involved in the industry or even drive a car, this situation will affect every single consumer in the United States in very broad ways. ...more

I just posted a blog on this myself. more

Fans Bitten By Twilight Movie Fever

var iamInit = function() {try{initIamServingHandler(234,349,528018,"http://cdn.pis.picapp.com/IamProd/Resources/Css/css2.css")}catch(ex){}}() Twilight fans the internet over are squeeing with excitement. We are braced on the edge of anticipation because this week some of the most beloved characters in recent memory will come to life. Yes, Stephenie Meyer's Twilight it hitting the big screens. We haven't seen the likes of this since Harry Potter first hit cinemas and Twilight fans are predicting that it will end up being even bigger than Harry Potter at the box office. Will it live up to the hype or will it be a one-week wonder? ...more

Our daughter has read all the books out thus far, and she was not sure if she wanted to see ... more

Marriage – A Brief Historical Overview and Ideas On Going Forward

A long time ago I was a Deputy County Clerk for the County of Los Angeles. Part of my job was to issue marriage licenses. I think that was the best part of the job. There were specific tasks I had to perform, questions to ask and I watched as the couple swore or affirmed what they said was the truth. Sometimes I looked at a couple and thought “For the love of humanity dude, run, do not marry this chick!” or maybe “Hell, they don’t need a license, they are already married in their hearts.” ...more

I think Ron Paul sums it up pretty well in this article.  more

Families and The Economic Crisis: What's Cut from Your Family Budget?

Lately, I've taken out a sheet of paper to list objects, circumstances, and people for which I'm grateful, not necessarily in that order. I have to do that because sometimes my moments as a single mother of two (one teen and one adult who still lives at home), a caregiver to elderly parents who live with me, and as a person who expects more of herself and life, I get edgy and properly pissed. ...more

We too have cut to the bottom where the only sorce of 'entertainment' we have right now is ... more

New Study Links Diet Soda to Metabolic Syndrome, Diabetes, and Heart Disease.

A study out this week, says that drinking more than one soda a day (even if it is a diet or sugar free soda), can be associated with an increased incidence of metabolic syndrome, a cluster of risk factors linked to the development of diabetes and cardiovascular disease. ...more

I have just posted about my own personal experience that I am about to go through with ... more

Passports, Priorties, and Palin

"I'm not one of those who maybe came from a background of, you know, kids who perhaps graduate college and their parents get them a passport and give them a backpack and say go off and travel the world. Noo, I've worked all my life. In fact, I've usually had two jobs all my life until I had kids. ...more

I have been to Canada (before the passport) I have been to a lot of states in the U.S never ... more

Bailout Measure FAILS House Vote, Dow Falls, Next Steps Unclear

In a very tight vote, the house has defeated a $700 billion emergency rescue package despite pleas from bipartisan congressional leaders for approval. The plan was called the most sweeping government intervention in markets since the great depression and would have created federal programs to buy up bad assets and loans. ...more

I have to say that I am glad that the bail out didn't pass. I totally agree with the comment ... more

My Economic Blood Pressure is Up. Is Yours?

Close your eyes. Relax. Take a deep breath in. Hold it. Now, let it out. Om. There, I just wanted to try to create a small moment of zen before I started talking about our economic mess. The one that has apparently caused my blood pressure to spike this week. ...more

That was a great post!! I just wonder for whose benefit is Congress playing for? I mean it could ... more

Obama Rejects McCain's Call to Postpone Debate, Bush to Address Nation

With the economy becoming the most important issue for American voters, according to the latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll, both Senators John McCain and Barack Obama are focusing on the crisis. McCain has announced he's suspending his campaign and returning to Washington DC and has asked Obama to reschedule their first presidential debate, slated for Friday. The MaHaBlog writes, "Anyway, this move is – ...more

I agree. Why isn't Congress settling this? Why are we being left hung out to wonder with all ... more

Lightning Volt Hits Chevrolet at GM 100 Year Birthday Party

GM's Bob Lutz, Ed Welburn, GM's design chief and Ed Peper, General Manager of GM's Chevy division are strutting around like the proud Papas of their electrifying newborn baby, the Chevy Volt. ...more

From what I have been hearing (last I hear which was around June?) That GM wants to keep the ... more