Click & Clunk, they stopped the building, we need a counter-weight.

‘Cash for Clunkers’ a lemon, studies say

Told Ya so! Told Ya so! Told Ya SO!

Tom & Ray Magliozzi / Car Talk

TOM: You have our sympathies, Nikki. Your husband has been automotively repressed for many years.

Hmmm? (dreaming…)

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The Country is NOT in the best of hands.

The building of new houses and malls and condos and other large construction projects are not coming back. And even if they did where would we find the workers trained to build them? Old carpenters have moved on to making a living at something other than construction. There’s not enough work to bring young ones onto the job and help them to master the skills needed. When a nation stops building it stops having the jobs that can train the next generation of builders.

Why are so few people out there worrying about the important things? As a kid I worked summers, at minimum wage, toting and fetching and scraping stickers off the window glass. That’s (if I remember correctly) a $1.60 minimum wage, and I was barely worth it. Today, in Massachusetts, the Minimum Wage is $8.00 a hour. And I believe at that rate the current procedure is to leave the damn stickers on the window for the homeowner or realtor to scrape off.

Once, in my youth, I was given the job of riding herd on a bunch of day workers clearing out a warehouse. Talk about herding cats. Out of ten, maybe two were asked back the next day. At $8.00, I’d have ended up taking a week doing it by myself. Point is, I spent about six months working at minimum wage, got a raise and never looked back. So today, how does anyone get started acquiring job skills when there so few jobs that experienced men take a fifty or sixty percent cut in pay at least. And the less experienced men with a work history will do those entry level jobs for not much more than minimum.

Five years after being wounded in one war, amputee soldier re-enlists in another

OK, its official. Next to this guy we are all slackers.

Operation Counterweight, the electoral strategy for the rest of us

Here is the law, Third Party Candidates are out, Out, OUT!!!

That’s how you put Barry back in for a nation killing second term. If Rommey is the best we are going to get… UGH! Then putting good men in Congress, Tea Party men, real Conservatives are the best use of our time and money. It’s in Congress that we have to start the long job of dismantling the infrastructure of greed and socialism. All those bills “too important to read”, any bill over one hundred pages, must go. And that work will be in Congress.

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About On the North River

Forty years toiled in the Tel-com industry, married for 36 years widowed at sixty-one. New girlfriend at sixty-five. Tea Party supporter. Today a follower of the God-Emperor Donald. Do like to kayak, cook, take photos, bike, watch old movies and read.
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