Caught My Eye…

Did you feel that touch of spring in the air earlier this week? With a couple of days of 50 degree temperatures, it gives me hope that spring is not too far away.

Sadly, reality came crashing down on me when it snowed about six inches and the temperature dropped to around zero.

No matter what the temperature, you can always count on my weekly column “Caught My Eye” hitting the web on Friday mornings. This column is where I briefly take a look at some of the stories that caught my eye this week that I did not have time to comment about. Sometimes I add just a little sarcasm to spice up the story.

This week I take a look at what hit my inbox from the political world, I talk about deliveries by a mail carrier, Max’s travels, an anniversary and much much more.

So grab your favorite drink, sit back, relax, and enjoy this week’s “Caught My Eye!” Continue reading

Caught My Eye…

If it’s Friday, then it’s time for “Caught My Eye” the weekly (almost award-winning) column where I take a look (sometimes with a little sarcasm) at some of the stories that I did not have time to comment about during the week.

This week I take a look at global warming, powerful women, a visit to the Guard, China, the IRS, and much more.

Since it’s Friday and not much work is getting done, grab a cup of coffee, sit back, relax, and enjoy this week’s look at the news… Continue reading


Back in January 2009, President Barack Obama signed a $787 billion “stimulus package” and Americans were promised that his package would keep unemployment under eight percent.

Here we are in September 2010 and unemployment is 9.6%. Some reports say that since Obama raised his right hand, our nation has lost about 2.6 million jobs.

We’ve seen an increase in unemployment and more spending since the Democrats took control of the House and Senate starting in 2007.

The President says the United States was in a “ditch” when he took office. Right now, we are so far off the road that we can’t even see where the road is located to get back on it.

So what does the President do? He proposes a more than $50 billion “jobs program” to build roads, bridges, railroads, and runways. Since this is football season, we can call this Obama’s “Hail Mary” that he is trying to tie to the five-year transportation plan. It is $50 billion up front – $50 billion that we don’t have. Continue reading