Monday, August 30, 2004

Pete's Fun Fact Of The Day

If you loan someone three-thousand dollars, and they pay you back in fifty dollar increments, it will take them five years to pay you back (provided they actually START paying you back) - which, since the increments are so small, you'll probably spend it as soon as you get it - thus, you'll never actually see that three-thousand dollars in its' original form ever again. That's IF you even get a payment. It's basically lost money.

You'll thank me for this nugget of wisdom later (when you're rolling dimes to pay for lunch).

Monday, August 09, 2004

How Do You Get To Boston? Make a Left

Well, the Democratic National Convention came and went, and as expected, the Dems paraded out quite the assortment of ULTRA-left-wing much so that even *I* was shocked by how far they have swung southpaw. This was a tacit slap in the face of any moderates within the party; in fact, this was the convention of Michael Moore and Ben Asslick. In fact, there were more Hollywood stars in the audience than you see at the Oscars (though I'm sure just as gaseous). They also wheeled out just about every Lefty within the party that they could get their hands on. From Ted Kennedy to Jimmy Carter, all the way down to Al Sharpton. It was some show.

No Good Deed Goes Unpunished

Speaking of conventions, the Republican National Convention hits New York City on August 30th - along with an assemblage of human flotsam the likes we probably haven't seen around here in many a year. As you may of may not know, various protest groups will be making the trip as well to make a "statement" against the Bush administration or some other such crap like that. My personal feeling is that they all have nothing better to do.

People have forgotten that when the GOP picked New York as the site for this convention, it was only a few months after the attacks of September 11th, and the city was still reeling economically and emotionally. It was thought at the time that bringing the RNC to New York would generate some much needed revenue for the city - a nice thought.

Of course, having a few years under the bridge has helped people forget a lot of things, like a few thousand dead victims and the thought behind some actions. New York being what it is, what a better way to say "thanks" than with rampant civil disobediance?

Today's The Day

Some good advice from the legendary Ray Stevens.